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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 13. BEE MANAGEMENT AND HONEY PRODUCTION [29000 - 29812]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 2. Honey [29401 - 29735]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 6. Emergency Standards, Containers, Color Classifications, and Markings [29551 - 29561]
  ( Article 6 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

29551.
  

As used in this article, “emergency standard” means any emergency standard for honey, standard units of weight, type of container, color classifications, or markings required upon containers which is established by the director pursuant to Section 29552.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29552.
  

The director, upon petition of persons that are interested in the production or handling of honey, or upon his own motion, may establish emergency standards for honey, standard units of net weight, type of container, color classifications, or marking upon any container, if he makes any of the following findings regarding any provision of this chapter which relates to any of such subjects:

(a) It is difficult or impossible of performance by reason of laws or orders promulgated by authority of the government of the United States, or the standard weights are not appropriate for the country of destination as to honey intended to be shipped outside the United States, or because of scarcity of materials, labor, or equipment used in the production or marketing of honey regulated by this chapter.

(b) It results in a serious waste of honey otherwise available for human consumption, or in serious waste of other resources.

(c) It prevents the utilization of new technological developments to the serious disadvantage of producers or handlers of honey in this state.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29553.
  

Emergency standards shall apply in lieu of the standards for honey, standard units of net weight, type of container, color classifications, or markings required upon any container set forth in this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29554.
  

Every emergency standard which is established pursuant to this article shall be reasonably calculated to effectuate the purposes of the standard which it supersedes. No emergency standard shall be established which tends to lower any standard which relates to carrying or keeping quality of honey.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29555.
  

No emergency standard shall be construed to modify in any respect any provision of this chapter which is designed to prevent deception or mislabeling, or which is designed to prevent the marketing of honey which is unwholesome or which would fail to give consumer satisfaction.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29556.
  

Every emergency standard which is issued pursuant to this article, before it may become effective, shall be published in one or more newspapers, trade papers, or industry publications which are deemed best adapted to give notice to interested persons, together with a notice of the time and place for hearing objections.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29557.
  

The hearing shall be not less than 10 nor more than 20 days from the date of publication.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29558.
  

Notice of hearing shall be mailed not less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing to all persons that have filed with the director a request for notice of such hearings.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29559.
  

At the hearing, interested parties shall be heard and a record kept of the proceedings for determination by the director of the facts which are shown at the hearing. If it is developed by competent testimony that additional time will be required to produce further essential evidence, the director shall continue the hearing to a date which will allow sufficient time for the production of such evidence.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29560.
  

The director, upon his findings on the facts shown at the hearing, shall rescind, modify, or affirm the emergency standard as published. The action of the director in rescinding, modifying, or affirming any emergency standard shall take effect on the day appointed therefor, and the emergency standard, as modified or affirmed, shall continue in effect until it is suspended or rescinded by the director, or until the 91st day after adjournment of the next regular session of the Legislature, whichever first occurs.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

29561.
  

Any emergency standard may be amended, suspended, or rescinded upon notice and hearing pursuant to the same procedure as is provided for the establishment of such standard.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

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