Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government.The island''s capital is Hagatna (formerly Agana). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. Guam was ceded to the US by Spain in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later.
Populations - 2011: 183,286
Legal system: Modeled on US; US federal laws apply.
- Food Law / Code
5-pages: This Bill has not yet been passed. An Act to establish the Administrative Rules and Regulations of the Department of Public Health & Social Services relative to the Guam Food Code, under a new article 4A - Guam Food Code, of Chapter 4 - Public Health and Sanitation.
581-pages: This is a draft document: Covers: (1) Purpose and Definitions; (2) Management and Personnel; (3) Food; (4) Equipment, Utensils and Linens; (5) Water, Plumbing and Waste; (6) Physical Facilities; (7) Poisonous or Toxic Materials; and (8) Compliance and Enforcement.
Includes: Annex: (1) Public Health Reasons; (2) Management of Food Safety Practices - Achieving Active Managerial Control of Foodborme Illness Risk Factors; (3) Conducting Risk-based Inspections; and (4) Food Processing Criteria.
Covers: (3) Prohibited Acts; (4) Jurisdiction; (5) Penalty; (6) Tags for Adultered Articles, Violations; (7) Institution for Proceedings; (8) Regulations under Federal Act apply; (9) Adultered Food; (10) Misbranded Food; (11) Imports; (12) Exemptions from Labeling Requirement; (13) Unsafe Substances; (14) Adulterated Drugs; (15) Misbranded Drugs; (16) Habit-forming Drugs, Toxic Drugs; (17) Sale of New Drugs; (18) Adulterated Cosmetics; (19) Misbranded Cosmetics; (20) Labeling Requirements; (21) Advertising; (22) Regulations; (23) Inspections; (24) Report of Minor Violations; (25) Emergency Permit Control; (26) Reports of Judgement & Decrees; (27) Severability; and etc.
Covers: (1) General Regulations; (2) Marine Preserves; (3) Marine Invertebrates; (4) Crabs & Lobsters; (5) Coconut Crabs; (6) Freshwater Fishing; and (7) Implementation.
17-pages: The Department of Public Health and Social Services and the Department of Agriculture share jurisdiction in Guam for provisions relating to food. Covers: Food; Adulteration; Additives; Color Additives; Food Additives; Misbranding; Mislabeling or Labeling; Inspection; Condemnation or Detention; Destruction; Meat & Meat Products; Dairies and Dairy Products; Poultry and Poultry Products; Eggs; Seafood; and Federal and State Cooperation. This document is a project of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Research Foundation through the National Center for Agricultural Law Research and Information.
Covers: (1) Regulatory Jurisdications; (2) Inspection, Quarantine & Emergency Quarantine Declaration; (3) Landing & Entry into the Territory; (4) Importation of Horses & Other Equidae; (5) Importation of Cattle; (6) Importation of Sheep; (7) Importation of Goats; (8) Importation of Swine; (9) Importation of Birds, Poultry & Hatching Eggs; (10) Importation of Non-Domestic; (11) Importation of Vaccines, Micro-organisms & Parasites; (12) Reporting of Animal Diseases; (13) Use of Viable Veterinary Biological Products; (14) Landing, Collecting & Processing of Foreign-Origin Swill; and (15) Quarantine of Animals & Premises.
Covers: (1) Terms Descriptive of Shell; (2) Terms Descriptive of Air Cell; (3) Terms Descriptive of Yolk; (4) Terms Descriptive of White; (5) General Terms; (6) Labeling; (7) Notice of Grade & Size, Designation of Origin of Imported Eggs; (8) Standards for Quality of Individual Shell Eggs; (9) Standards for Consumer Grades for Shell Eggs; (10) Weight Classes; (11) Sales of Various Kinds & Qualities of Shell Eggs (12) Temperature & Relative Humidity Requirements; (13) Seller's Invoice; (14) Advertisement of Eggs & Price; (15) Provisions for Enforcement, Prosecution; (16) Inspection & Classification of Shell Eggs; (17) Fees & Charges; and (18) Department not required to Inspect.
General regulation covering a range of different establishments including: Food Establishment; Persons involved in Eating & Drinking Establishments, Food Establishments; Application for Health Certificates; and Management Sanitation Training & Health Certification.
Covers: Division 1 - Care & Conseveration of Animals: (1) Importing Animals; (2) Animal Disease Control; (3) Zoonosis Control Section; (4) Commercial Quarantine Regulations Plant & Non-domestic Animal Quarantine. Division 2 - Conservation, Hunting & Fishing Regulations: (10) Endangered Species List; (11) Hunting Regulations; and (12) Fishing & Taking Sea Creatures.
Covers: (1) General Provisions; (2) Food; (3) Personnel; (4) Equipment & Utensils; (5) Cleaning, Sanitizing & Storage of Equipment & Utensils; (6) Sanitary Facilities & Controls; (7) Construction & Maintenance of Physical Facilities; and (8) Compliance Procedures.
Covers: (1) Import Permits; (2) Certificates; (3) General Shipping Requirements; (4) Plant Material Subject to Inspection and Disposal; (5) European Corn Borer; (6) Citrus Virus Diseases; (8) Oriental Fruit Fly; (9) Mediterranean Fruit Fly; (10) Mexican Fruit Fly; (11) Diseases & Insects of Onions; (12) Coconut Disease & Insects; (13) Banana Diseases & Insects; (14) Sweet Potato Insects & Diseases; (15) Taro for Planting & Propagation; (16) Queensland Fruit Fly; (17) Melonfly; (18) Packing Materials; (19) Construction Materials; (20) Stored Dried Products; (21) Enterable Fruits & Vegetables; (22) Exceptions; (23) Unlawful Acts; and (24) Penalties.
Covers: Introduction; Applications; Qualifications of Prosective Licenses; Premises Qualifications; Transfer of Licenses; Responsibilities of The Licensee; Employee's Responsibilities; Administrator's Responsibilities; Responsibilities on The Employment of Minors as Entertainers; Miscellaneous Provisions; and Cancellation of Rules & Regulations.