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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


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

CHAPTER 4. Containers [43571- 43571.]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 4.5. Out-of-State Processing [43571- 43571.]
  ( Article 4.5 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 553. )


The provisions of this division shall not be construed to prohibit the shipment, transportation or movement of melons and vegetables in field bins or bulk out of this state a distance not exceeding 25 miles in depth beyond the border into any adjoining states within the United States, if all of the following exist:

(a) Melons and vegetables are grown in this state and adequate facilities are available in the adjoining state to handle and pack the melons and vegetables as set forth in this division.

(b) The melons and vegetables are not trimmed or vacuum cooled in California prior to packing.

(c) The activities are carried out on behalf of the grower or shipper as part of a continuous activity of harvesting, wrapping, packing, processing, cooling, vacuum cooling, applying of controlled atmosphere, or otherwise preparing melons and vegetables for shipment and sale in accordance with the requirements of this division.

(d) The grower or shipper has obtained a permit from the director authorizing such movement into an adjoining state and has complied with such rules and regulations, including those requiring inspection in the state of destination, as the director may require.

(e) The director has obtained verification from the state officials of the destination state satisfactory to the director that the melons and vegetables will be handled and packed in accordance with the requirements specified in the permit. Such permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed 180 days and may be renewed for successive 180-day periods. Such permit will be canceled for failure to meet the requirements specified.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 553.)

FACFood and Agricultural Code - FAC4.5.