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65-6a57.Actions arising out of consumption of a meat product; liability of producer where livestock inspected under Kansas law. (a) As used in this section, for livestock prepared in Kansas in accordance with K.S.A. 65-6a18 et seq., and amendments thereto: (1) "Producer" means any person engaged in the business of breeding, grazing, maintenance or feeding of livestock.

(2) "Livestock," "meat food product," "person" and "prepared" shall have the meanings ascribed thereto by K.S.A. 65-6a18, and amendments thereto.

(b) In an action arising as a result of consumption of a meat food product against a producer of livestock, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the producer of livestock met the standard of ordinary care in the production of the livestock in question, if the livestock in question was inspected and passed in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 65-6a18 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(c) In no event shall a producer of livestock in an action arising as a result of consumption of a meat food product be held to a standard higher than that of ordinary care if the livestock in question had been inspected and passed in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 65-6a18 et seq., and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2004, ch. 116, § 2; July 1.



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