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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119405]

  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 6. WHOLESALE FOOD [111940 - 113360]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 11. Miscellaneous Food Laws [113150 - 113360]

  ( Chapter 11 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 3. Frozen Foods [113250 - 113280]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

113250.
  

“Low acid frozen food” means a food that, by virtue of its low acid content, does not preclude the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

113255.
  

Low acid frozen food shall be packaged in a container of distinctive appearance so as to indicate to the purchaser that the package is not ordinary canned goods of a nonperishable nature.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

113260.
  

The container shall bear a suitable legend to warn consumers that the product must be kept frozen until ready for use and that the contents should not be heated before opening.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

113265.
  

Low acid foods that are to be frozen and packaged in hermetically sealed metal containers, shall not be cooked in the container before freezing.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

113270.
  

The department shall enforce this article.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 317. Effective September 29, 1996.)

113275.
  

The department may make regulations to secure the proper enforcement of this article, including regulations with respect to the sanitary preparation of articles of food for freezing, the use of containers, marks, tags, or labels, and the display of signs.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 318. Effective September 29, 1996.)

113280.
  

Any person, firm, corporation, or agent violating any of the provisions of this article with the exception of Article 4 (commencing with Section 113310), or any rule or regulation issued pursuant to this article, shall upon conviction be punished for the first offense by a fine not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or by both.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 319. Effective September 29, 1996.)

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