2013 Mississippi Code
Title 69 - AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMALS
Chapter 1 - AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE DEPARTMENT; COUNCIL ON AGRICULTURE
DISPARAGEMENT OF PERISHABLE AGRICULTURAL OR AQUACULTURAL FOOD PRODUCT
§ 69-1-253 - Definitions
As used in Sections 69-1-251 through 69-1-257, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) "Disparagement" means dissemination to the public in any manner of any false information that the disseminator knows to be false, and which states or implies that a perishable agricultural or aquacultural food product is not safe for consumption by the consuming public. Such information is presumed to be false when not based upon reasonable and reliable scientific inquiry, facts or data.
(b) "Perishable agricultural or aquacultural food product" means any food product of agriculture or aquaculture which is sold or distributed in a form that will perish or decay beyond marketability within a period of time.
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