2017 ORS 619.021¹

The intent and purpose of ORS 576.024 (Department authorized to inspect records and businesses for economic study purposes), 619.010 (Definitions for ORS 619.010 to 619.026 and 619.036 to 619.066) to 619.071 (Disposition of moneys received by department), 619.370 (Labeling concerning addition of chemical preservative) and 619.993 (Criminal penalty for meat inspection law violations) is to give recognition to the Federal Meat Inspection Act presently being enforced in this state and at the same time recognize the responsibility of the State of Oregon to protect the public health of the citizens of this state. In furtherance of this responsibility the State Department of Agriculture is authorized to take all measures necessary and proper in its judgment to complement the enforcement of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and to prevent and prohibit the sale and distribution of unwholesome meat and meat food products dangerous to the health, safety and welfare of Oregon consumers. In this respect the department shall exercise general sanitary and quality control, and establish supervision and safeguards over meat establishments and meat products under its jurisdiction. [1973 c.174 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 619—Labeling and Inspection of Meat and Meat Food Products, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors619.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.