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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 20. PROCESSORS, STORERS, DEALERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS [54001 - 57700]

  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 4. California Rice Certification Act of 2000 [55000 - 55123]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 8. Sale of Certified Rice [55080 - 55083]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. )

55080.
  

Every person engaged in this state in the production or handling of rice to be identified as certified pursuant to this chapter, shall register with the commission or its designate prior to the first sale of rice so identified, and shall thereafter annually renew the registration unless the person is no longer engaged in the activities requiring registration.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55081.
  

Registration shall be on a form developed by the commission, or developed by its designate and approved by the commission, and shall be valid for one rice producing season.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55082.
  

Rice certified pursuant to this chapter shall be labeled as follows or with substantially similar language:

“THIS LOT OF RICE CERTIFIED (accurate identification of specified attribute) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA RICE CERTIFICATION ACT OF 2000.”

The label shall also include the name of any organization that provided the certification as the commission’s designate. The commission may revise the label language with the concurrence of the secretary.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

55083.
  

This chapter shall apply to all rice sold as certified pursuant to this chapter within the state, wherever produced or handled, and to all rice produced or handled in the state, wherever sold as certified, pursuant to this chapter; except that in lieu of registration under this chapter, the commission may recognize a certification program operating outside the state that certifies rice sold as certified, provided that program meets minimum standards substantially similar to those contained in this chapter. The commission may establish a procedure whereby certification organizations operating outside the state may apply for and receive recognition.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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