Packers and Stockyards Act

Rule/Law:

7 U.S.C. §§ 181-229, as amended

Section 406 of this Act (7 U.S.C. § 227) extends the Commission's jurisdiction to cover such activities of meat packers as are not related to the sale of livestock, meat products, and the like; transactions in oleomargarine; and retail sales of meat and related products. Other matters involving meat and related products are subject to the Commission's jurisdiction if the Secretary of Agriculture so requests or, in certain circumstances, where action by the Commission is necessary to exercise effective jurisdiction over retail sales of such products. This statute was amended by the Poultry Producers Financial Protection Act of 1987 (Pub. L. No. 100-173, § 7, 101 Stat. 917) to vest the Commission with similar authority over poultry product transactions.