2019 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 21 - Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics
Subtitle 3 - Food Establishments
Part VI - Crab Meat
§ 21-341. Misrepresentations and sale or possession of unfit crab meat prohibited

    (a)    A person may not process, sell, or keep for sale, as crab meat, anything that is not crab meat.

    (b)    A person may not process or sell for human consumption crab meat that:

        (1)    Contains any filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance or is otherwise unfit for human consumption;

        (2)    Has been packed or pasteurized in violation of this subtitle; or

        (3)    Has been packed, prepared, or held under conditions that may have allowed the crab meat to become:

            (i)    Contaminated with filth; or

            (ii)    Injurious to health.

    (c)    (1)    A licensee may not possess, with intent to sell for human consumption, any crab meat, the processing or sale of which would be a violation of this section.

        (2)    Possession by a licensee of any crab meat, the processing or selling of which would be a violation of this section, is presumptive evidence of intent to sell the crab meat for human consumption.

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