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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 2. General Provisions [29441 - 29451]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

29441.
  

The director and the commissioners of each county of the state, their deputies and inspectors, under the supervision and control of the director shall enforce this chapter.

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

29442.
  

The refusal of any officer who is authorized pursuant to this chapter to carry out the orders and directions of the director in the enforcement of this chapter is neglect of duty.

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

29443.
  

The director may do all of the following:

(a) Prescribe by regulation methods of selecting samples of lots or containers of honey, which shall be reasonably calculated to produce by such sampling fair representations of the entire lots or containers sampled.

(b) Establish by regulation and issue official color charts which depict the color standards and requirements established in this chapter.

(c) Make such other regulations as are reasonably necessary to secure uniformity in the enforcement of this chapter.

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

29444.
  

Any sample which is taken pursuant to this chapter is prima facie evidence of the true condition of the entire lot in the examination of which the sample was taken. The presumption established by this paragraph is a presumption affecting the burden of proof.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 262.)

29445.
  

An enforcing officer may do all of the following:

(a) Enter and inspect any place or conveyance within the county or district over which he has jurisdiction, where any honey is produced, stored, packed, delivered for shipment, loaded, shipped, being transported, or sold.

(b) Inspect all honey and the containers of honey and equipment which is found in any place or conveyance which he is authorized to enter and inspect.

(c) Take for inspection, such representative samples of the honey and such containers, as may be necessary to determine whether or not this chapter has been violated.

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

29446.
  

An enforcing officer shall cause the prosecution of any person whom he knows or has reason to believe is guilty of violating any provision of this chapter.

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

29447.
  

Any enforcement officer may, while enforcing this chapter, seize and hold as evidence all or any part of any pack, load, bulk lot, consignment, or shipment of honey packed, delivered for shipment, loaded, shipped, or being transported, or sold in violation of this chapter, or any container of such product, as may in his judgment be necessary to secure the conviction of the party he knows or believes has violated or is violating any provision of this chapter.

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

29448.
  

If any markings are used or required to be used by this chapter on any container of honey to identify the container or describe its contents, the markings shall be plainly and conspicuously marked, stamped, stenciled, printed, labeled, or branded in the English language, unless the container is intended for and is shipped outside of the United States, in letters which are large enough to be readily discernible by any person, upon the top, front, or side of the container. If the marking is on a placard which is used in a display, the placard shall be placed or posted in such a position that there is no doubt as to the product which it is to identify.

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

29449.
  

Any person, forwarding company, or common carrier may decline to ship or transport any honey if notified by any enforcing officer of this chapter, that the honey is found to be delivered for shipment in violation of this chapter.

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

29450.
  

Any person, forwarding company, or common carrier may reserve the right, in any receipt, bill of lading or other writing which is given to the consignor of any honey, to reject for shipment and to return to the consignor or hold at his expense and risk all honey, which, upon inspection, is found to be delivered for shipment in violation of this chapter.

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

29451.
  

Honey may not be labeled honey or words of similar import or represented to be honey unless manufactured by bees. No product may be labeled imitation honey or words of similar import or represented to be imitation honey.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 745.)

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