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AB-564 Food and agriculture: fruits, nuts, and vegetables: inspections. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/21/2017 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 564
CHAPTER 79

An act to amend Section 42653 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to agriculture.

[ Approved by Governor  July 21, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State  July 21, 2017. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 564, Committee on Agriculture. Food and agriculture: fruits, nuts, and vegetables: inspections.
Existing law provides for the inspection and certification of fruits, nuts, and vegetables sold in California. Existing law authorizes the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to enforce and make inspections of grade, standard of quality, and other provisions of any fruit, nut, or vegetable marketing program, as specified.
This bill would provide that the secretary may enforce and make inspections of grade, standard of quality, and other provisions of any raw unprocessed fruit, nut, or vegetable marketing, food safety, or enforcement program, as provided.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 42653 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

42653.
 The secretary, through the chief of the branch of the department that has jurisdiction over the enforcement of this division, or any deputy, inspector, or agent of the department, may enforce and make inspections of grade, standard of quality, and other provisions of any raw unprocessed fruit, nut, or vegetable marketing, food safety, or enforcement program that is adopted under the authority of the United States or of this state.