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AB-688 Food and drugs: sale.(2011-2012)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Dec 01, 2011


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 110286) is added to Part 5 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

CHAPTER  3.5. Expiration Dates
110286.
 (a) A retailer shall not sell or offer for sale after the expiration date an over-the-counter drug.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 111825, any retailer who violates this section is guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine of not more than ten dollars ($10) per day for each item sold or offered for sale after the expiration date. The fine shall be calculated based upon the number of days past the expiration date that the product is either found being offered for sale, or if the product is sold, the date of sale as established by evidence of proof of purchase, including, but not limited to, a sales receipt.
(c) The department may assess administrative penalties on a retailer who violates this section in the amount of ten dollars ($10) per day for each item sold or offered for sale, in addition to other penalties authorized by law.
(d) For purposes of this section,“over-the-counter drug” means a nonprescription drug regulated by the federal Food and Drug Administration that is required to have an expiration date on its packaging pursuant to the federal act and federal regulations adopted pursuant to the federal act, including, but not limited to, Section 211.137 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

SEC. 2.

 Section 114094.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

114094.5.
 (a) A retail food facility shall not sell or offer for sale after the “use by” date, infant formula or baby food that is required to have this date on its packaging pursuant to the federal act, as defined in Section 109930, and federal regulations adopted pursuant to the federal act, including, but not limited to, Section 107.20 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 114395, any retail food facility that violates this section is guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine of not more than ten dollars ($10) per day for each item sold or offered for sale after the “use by” date. The fine shall be calculated based upon the number of days past the “use by” date that the product is either found being offered for sale, or if the product is sold, the date of sale as established by evidence of the proof of purchase, including, but not limited to, a sales receipt.
(c) An enforcement agency may assess administrative penalties on a retail food facility that violates this section in the amount of ten dollars ($10) per day for each item sold or offered for sale, in addition to other penalties authorized by law.
(d) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “Baby food” shall have the meaning given to “baby foods” in paragraph (c) of Section 407.81 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(2) “Infant formula” shall have the meaning given in subdivision (z) of Section 321 of Title 21 of the United States Code.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for certain costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district because, in that regard, this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.