2015 ORS § 603.015¹

The purpose and intent of ORS 599.205 (Definitions) and this chapter is to protect the livestock industry of this state against theft of meat animals and, giving cognition to the Federal Meat Inspection Act as defined in ORS chapter 619, to provide the State Department of Agriculture with the means to complement the enforcement of that Act by authorizing the department to take necessary and proper measures for the protection of the health and welfare of Oregon consumers. Such measures should include the prevention of sale and distribution of unwholesome meat and meat products, the exercising of quality controls and supervision, the establishment of general sanitary and safeguard provisions and the identification of meat animals and meat products. [1973 c.175 §2; 1981 c.248 §26]