§16-7-7. Selling, etc., of meat or shellfish containing preservatives; penalties.
If any person shall sell, ship, consign, offer for sale, expose for sale, or have in possession with intent to sell, as fresh, any meat, poultry, game, or shellfish which contains any substance, article or ingredient possessing a preservative character or action, or which contains any coal- tar dye, or any other substance or ingredient possessing a coloring character or action, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars and all costs, or shall be imprisoned in the county jail not less than sixty days nor more than ninety days, or both, at the discretion of the court. Upon a second conviction he shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars nor more than four hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not less than sixty days nor more than four months, or both, at the discretion of the court: Provided, That nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the use of ice as a preservative, or the use of refrigeration.