Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 1. Government § 159-23
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(a) When any meat or meat products prepared for intrastate commerce which has been inspected and marked “Hawaii Inspected and Passed” shall be placed or packed in any can, pot, tin, canvas, or other receptacle or covering in any establishment where inspection under this chapter is maintained, the person preparing the product shall cause a label to be attached to the can, pot, tin, canvas, or other receptacle or covering, under supervision of an inspector, which label shall state that the contents thereof have been “Hawaii Inspected and Passed” under this chapter, and no inspection and examination of meat or meat products deposited or inclosed in cans, tins, pots, canvas, or other receptacle or covering in any establishment where inspection under this chapter is maintained shall be deemed to be complete until the meat or meat products have been sealed or inclosed in the can, tin, pot, canvas, or other receptacle or covering under the supervision of an inspector.
(b) All carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat products inspected at any establishment under the authority of this chapter and found to be unadulterated, shall at the time they leave the establishment bear, in distinctly legible form directly thereon or on their containers, as the board may require, the information required under the definition of the word “misbranded” in section 159-3.
(c) The board, whenever it determines that action is necessary for the protection of the public, may prescribe:
(1) The styles and sizes of type to be used with respect to material required to be incorporated in labeling to avoid false or misleading labeling of any meat or meat products or animals subject to this chapter.
(2) Definitions and standards of identity or composition for meat or meat products subject to this chapter and standards of fill of container for such meat or meat products not inconsistent with any such standards established under the Hawaii or Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, or under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and there shall be consultation between the board and the Secretary of Agriculture prior to the issuance of the standards to avoid inconsistency between the state standards and the federal standards.
(d) No meat or meat products subject to this chapter shall be sold or offered for sale by any person in intrastate commerce, under any name or other marking or labeling which is false or misleading, or in any container of a misleading form or size, but established trade names and other marking and labeling and containers which are not false or misleading and which are approved by the board are permitted.
(e) If the board has reason to believe that any marking or labeling or the size or form of any container in use or proposed for use with respect to any meat or meat products or other products subject to this chapter is false or misleading in any particular, it may direct that the use be withheld unless the marking, labeling, or container is modified in the manner as it may prescribe so that it will not be false or misleading. If the person using or proposing to use the marking, labeling or container does not accept the determination of the board, the person may request a hearing before the board but the use of the marking, labeling, or container shall, if the board directs, be withheld pending hearing and final determination by the board. Any determination by the board shall be conclusive unless, within thirty days after receipt of notice of final determination, the person adversely affected thereby appeals to the circuit court. The appeal shall be based on the record upon which the determination was based.
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