|LAWS OF THE 2001 REGULAR SESSION
OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA
Section 1. NEW SECTION. 556H.1 UNCLAIMED DEER VENISON HELD BY A MEAT AND POULTRY PROCESSING ESTABLISHMENT.
All deer venison deposited with an establishment licensed pursuant to chapter 189A, which remains unclaimed for a period of two months after the establishment has attempted to contact the deer venison owner at least once by ordinary mail at the owner's last known mailing address, shall be presumed to be abandoned. The establishment may dispose of the abandoned deer venison by donating the deer venison to a local nonprofit, charitable organization. For purposes of this section, the term "deer" means the Cervidae or game deer excluding any farm deer as defined in section 481A.1, subsection 20, paragraph "h", and all donated deer venison shall include game deer venison only and shall not be processed as a multispecies meat food product pursuant to chapter 189A.
Sec. 2. Section 672.1, subsection 2, Code 2001, is amended to read as follows:
2. A gleaner, or a restaurant, food establishment, food service establishment, school, manufacturer of foodstuffs, meat and poultry establishment licensed pursuant to chapter 189A, or other person who, in good faith, donates food to a charitable or nonprofit organization for ultimate free distribution to needy individuals is not subject to criminal or civil liability arising from the condition of the food if the donor reasonably inspects the food at the time of the donation and finds the food fit for human consumption. The immunity provided by this subsection does not extend to a donor or gleaner if damages result from the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of the donor, or if the donor or gleaner has, or should have had, actual or constructive knowledge that the food is tainted, contaminated, or harmful to the health or well-being of the ultimate recipient.
Approved March 30, 2001
Updated: 24-Oct-2001 03:37 PM