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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


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

CHAPTER 2. General Provisions [42651 - 43100]

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

ARTICLE 1. Enforcement [42651 - 42654]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


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 division.

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


The refusal of any officer who is authorized under this division to carry out the orders and directions of the director in the enforcement of this division is neglect of duty; provided that the failure of any such officer to carry out such orders and directions shall not be neglect of duty if funds necessary to carry out such orders and directions are not provided.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 821. Effective July 28, 1980.)


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.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 79, Sec. 1. (AB 564) Effective January 1, 2018.)


The director may maintain state inspection stations at such places as he deems necessary for the purpose of enforcing the standardization provisions of this code.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 446.)

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