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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXXV
Chapter 601
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F.S. 601.54
601.54 Seizure of unwholesome fruit by Department of Agriculture‚Äôs agents.
(1) The Department of Agriculture or its duly authorized inspectors shall seize and destroy all citrus fruit found by the Department of Agriculture or inspectors to be unwholesome or decomposed so that it is unfit for canning or concentrating purposes as defined by law or by any rule adopted by the Department of Citrus under this chapter, and in the event any inspector finds that any canner or concentrator is canning or concentrating fruit prohibited to be used, she or he may seize and destroy not only such fresh fruit found in the canning or concentrating plant but also citrus fruit or juice in the process of being canned or concentrated or that has been canned or concentrated from the same lot or shipment wherein the fresh fruit is found by such inspector to be subject to seizure under this section.
(2) Whenever any inspector finds citrus fruit in the canning or concentrating plant which should be destroyed under the provisions of this law, the operator, manager, or other person in charge of the canning or concentrating plant shall make known to the inspector the code number or other manner of identifying any fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof that has been canned or concentrated from the same lot or shipment wherein is found the said fruit subject to be seized.
History.s. 54, ch. 25149, 1949; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 7, ch. 71-185; s. 22, ch. 71-186; s. 977, ch. 97-103; s. 41, ch. 2012-182.