15.11.11.03

.03 Imported Poultry.

A. Diseased Poultry.

(1) Except as provided under §A(2) of this regulation, a person may not import poultry into Maryland if that person knows or has reason to know that poultry are infected with pullorum, typhoid, or Salmonella serotype enteritidis.

(2) If poultry are known to be infected with pullorum, typhoid, or Salmonella serotype enteritidis, a person may ship them into Maryland only if they are:

(a) Being shipped to an official establishment for immediate slaughter; and

(b) Labeled to show that they are infected.

B. Health Restrictions on Imported Poultry.

(1) This section does not apply to poultry moved for immediate slaughter to an official establishment.

(2) A person may not import chickens into Maryland for producing eggs for human consumption unless the official state agency of the exporting state certifies that they meet the standards of Regulation .05A.

(3) Unless poultry originate from U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or equivalent flocks, a poultry importer shall have the poultry tested for pullorum and typhoid within 90 days before the poultry's arrival in Maryland.

C. Health Restrictions on Importing Hatching Eggs. A person may not import hatching eggs into Maryland:

(1) Unless the eggs originate from U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or equivalent flocks;

(2) For raising chickens to be used to produce eggs for human consumption, unless the official state agency of the exporting state certifies that the flock from which the eggs immediately originate meets the requirements of Regulation .05B or C.