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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXXV
Chapter 601
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F.S. 601.96
601.96 Seized fruit; taking samples for analysis.Upon the making of seizure of any citrus fruit as provided in s. 601.95, the inspector making said seizure shall immediately draw samples therefrom, as shall be provided for by regulations to be issued by the Department of Agriculture, drawing said samples either from the packinghouse, canning plant, or concentrating plant bins, or elsewhere in the packinghouse, canning plant, or concentrating plant, or from field boxes or vehicles delivering said citrus fruit to said packinghouse. Such samples so drawn by said inspector shall be transported with all possible haste to such chemist as may be designated by the Department of Agriculture for the making by such chemist of a chemical analysis thereof to determine whether or not the said citrus fruit contains arsenic. Said chemist shall make said analysis with all the proper haste and report by the quickest means available the result of said analysis as soon as the same is completed to the inspector making the seizure. If the said analysis shall show that the said citrus fruit contains no arsenic, the inspector shall release the fruit from seizure as soon as she or he receives the report of the chemist thereon.
History.s. 96, ch. 25149, 1949; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 7, ch. 71-185; s. 987, ch. 97-103.