United States Code

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§ 1638.
In this subchapter:
Covered commodity
In general
The term “covered commodity” means—
muscle cuts of lamb and venison;
ground lamb and ground venison;
farm-raised fish;
wild fish;
a perishable agricultural commodity;
peanuts; and 1
 So in original. The word “and” probably should not appear.
meat produced from goats;
chicken, in whole and in part;
pecans; and
macadamia nuts.

The term “covered commodity” does not include an item described in subparagraph (A) if the item is an ingredient in a processed food item.

Farm-raised fish
The term “farm-raised fish” includes—
farm-raised shellfish; and
fillets, steaks, nuggets, and any other flesh from a farm-raised fish or shellfish.
Food service establishment

The term “food service establishment” means a restaurant, cafeteria, lunch room, food stand, saloon, tavern, bar, lounge, or other similar facility operated as an enterprise engaged in the business of selling food to the public.


The term “lamb” means meat, other than mutton, produced from sheep.

Perishable agricultural commodity; retailer

The terms “perishable agricultural commodity” and “retailer” have the meanings given the terms in section 499a(b) of this title.


The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Wild fish
In general

The term “wild fish” means naturally-born or hatchery-raised fish and shellfish harvested in the wild.


The term “wild fish” includes a fillet, steak, nugget, and any other flesh from wild fish or shellfish.


The term “wild fish” excludes net-pen aquacultural or other farm-raised fish.

(Aug. 14, 1946, ch. 966, title II, § 281, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10816, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 533; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title XI, § 11002(1), May 22, 2008, 112 Stat. 1351; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XI, § 11002(1), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2113; Pub. L. 113–79, title XII, § 12104(b)(1), Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 979; Pub. L. 114–113, div. A, title VII, § 759(a), Dec. 18, 2015, 129 Stat. 2284.)
cite as: 7 USC 1638