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Maryland Code, Commercial Law § 14-3601

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(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

(b) “Advertisement” has the meaning stated in § 13-101 of this article.

(c) “Disclosure statement” means the form provided by the Attorney General for the purpose of disclosing to consumers practices relating to the preparation, handling, and sale of any unpackaged food represented to be halal.

(d) “Division” means the Division of Consumer Protection of the Office of the Attorney General.

(e)(1) “Food” or “food product” means any food, food product, or food preparation, whether:

(i) Raw, solid, or liquid;  or

(ii) Prepared for human consumption.

(2) “Food” or “food product” includes:

(i) Any meat, meat product, or meat preparation;  and

(ii) Any poultry or poultry product.

(f) “Halal” means prepared or processed in accordance with Islamic religious requirements.

(g) “Meat” includes any meat product or meat preparation.

(h) “Person” includes an individual, corporation, business trust, statutory trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity.

(i)(1) “Represents to the public” means any direct or indirect statement, oral or written, and any letter, word, sign, emblem, insignia, or mark which could reasonably lead a consumer to believe that a representation is being made that the final food product sold to the consumer is halal.

(2) “Represents to the public” includes an advertisement.

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