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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 9. Violations [55100 - 55108]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 579, Sec. 1. )

55100.
  

(a) It is unlawful for any person to handle, advertise, or label rice in violation of this chapter.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a person engaged in business as a retailer of rice who in good faith handles, labels, or advertises any rice in reliance on the representations of a producer or handler that the rice may be sold as certified, shall not be found to violate this chapter, except under any of the following circumstances:

(1) The retailer knew or should have known that the rice could not be sold as certified.

(2) The retailer was engaged in producing or handling the rice.

(3) The retailer prescribed or specified the manner in which the rice was produced or handled.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55101.
  

(a) It is unlawful for any person to certify rice in violation of this chapter.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to certify rice unless designated by the commission.

(c) It is unlawful for any person to willfully make a false statement or representation, or knowingly fail to disclose a fact required to be disclosed pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 55070).

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

55102.
  

(a) It is unlawful for any person to produce or handle rice sold as certified unless duly registered pursuant to Section 55080.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to willfully make a false statement or representation, or knowingly fail to disclose a fact required to be disclosed, during registration pursuant to Section 55080.

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

55103.
  

It is unlawful for any person to forge, falsify, fail to retain, fail to obtain, or fail to disclose records as required by this chapter.

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

55104.
  

It is unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to pay any assessments levied pursuant to this chapter.

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

55105.
  

It is unlawful for any person to plant, produce, process, or handle rice, except in compliance with this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 25. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55106.
  

All remedies provided by this chapter are cumulative and not exclusive of any other remedy, whether initiated by the commission or the department.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 2009.)

55108.
  

Penalties received pursuant to this article shall be handled as specified in Section 55062.

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

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