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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 17. FRUIT, NUT, AND VEGETABLE STANDARDS [42501 - 49014]

  ( Division 17 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 2. General Provisions [42651 - 43100]

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

ARTICLE 16. California-Grown Seal [43100- 43100.]
  ( Article 16 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 819, Sec. 2. )

43100.
  

(a) The terms “California grown,” “California-grown,” and similar terms with identical connotations shall be used in the labeling or advertising of agricultural products as follows:

(1) The terms “California grown,” “California-grown,” and similar terms with identical connotations may be used for marketing, advertising, or promotional purposes only to identify food or agricultural products that have been produced in the state or harvested in its surface or coastal waters.

(2) The secretary may adopt guidelines, rules, and regulations to further define acceptable uses of the terms “California grown,” “California-grown,” and similar terms with identical connotations and to prevent any misleading use of the terms.

(b) A false, deceptive, or misleading use of the term “California grown,” “California-grown,” or similar terms with identical connotations, or of any seals or other identities officially adopted by the department in connection with these terms, or any unwarranted use of these items or terms, shall be subject to the provisions and penalties set forth in Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 890) of Part 1 of Division 1.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 579, Sec. 2. (AB 1871) Effective January 1, 2015.)

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