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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 570
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
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F.S. 570.50
570.50 Division of Food Safety; powers and duties.The duties of the Division of Food Safety include, but are not limited to:
(1) Enforcing those provisions of chapter 585, and the rules adopted under that chapter, relating to the inspection of meat and the antemortem and postmortem inspection of poultry.
(2) Conducting those general inspection activities relating to food and food products being processed, held, or offered for sale in this state and enforcing those provisions of chapters 500, 501, 502, 531, 583, 585, 586, 597, and 601 relating to foods as authorized by the department.
(3) Analyzing samples of foods offered for sale in this state as required under chapters 500, 501, 502, 585, 586, 597, and 601.
(4) Investigating, evaluating, and developing new or improved methodology to enhance the analytical capability and efficiency of all divisional laboratories and performing other related analyses as deemed necessary.
(5) Analyzing food and feed samples offered for sale in the state for chemical residues as required under the adulteration sections of chapters 500 and 580.
(6) Inspecting dairy farms of the state and enforcing those provisions of chapter 502 as are authorized by the department relating to the supervision of milking operations and the rules adopted pursuant to such law.
(7) Inspecting milk plants, milk product plants, and plants engaged in the manufacture and distribution of frozen desserts and frozen dessert mixes; analyzing and testing samples of milk, milk products, frozen desserts, and frozen dessert mixes which are collected by the division; and enforcing those provisions of chapter 502 as are authorized by the department.
History.s. 1, ch. 59-54; s. 9, ch. 61-407; s. 2, ch. 65-459; ss. 4, 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 4, ch. 79-122; s. 10, ch. 84-165; s. 312, ch. 92-279; ss. 32, 33, ch. 92-291; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 28, ch. 93-169; s. 52, ch. 2001-89; s. 8, ch. 2011-56; s. 43, ch. 2011-206; s. 91, ch. 2014-150.
Note.Former s. 570.32.