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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 4. Wholesale Food Processors [111950 - 112130]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 2. Food Containers [112060 - 112120]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

112060.
  

“Bottle,” as employed in this article, includes any bottle or any glass or crockery food container, other than one not previously used, that is used or sold for use in the manufacture, production, preparation, compounding, blending, or packing for sale of any food, drug, or liquor.

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

112065.
  

This article is not applicable to containers subject to Division 15 (commencing with Section 32501) of the Food and Agricultural Code.

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

112070.
  

The provisions of this article in reference to sterilization procedures and methods in cleaning bottles, as in this article defined, shall apply to all persons cleaning previously used bottles who are engaged in the business of packaging food, drugs, or liquors and to all persons maintaining a place of business for the cleaning and resale of the bottles sold for and to be used for packing a food, drug or liquor.

The sale for use of any such bottle by any person not licensed by the board as herein provided, when the use intended by purchaser is to package for sale a food, drug or liquor produced or packaged by the purchaser is unlawful, except in the case of a sale to a purchaser for export out of this state or who is engaged in the business of packaging food, drugs, or liquors at a fixed place of business in this state and is equipped to cleanse and sterilize bottles as in this article provided.

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

112075.
  

The department shall issue a license to an applicant therefor upon the receipt of the evidence as the department may require showing that the applicant is properly equipped for the cleansing and sterilization of bottles as provided in this article, or at its option upon the recommendation of a city, county or city and county health officer. This license is nontransferable.

The license provisions of this article shall not apply to food, drug or liquor manufacturers or packers who buy bottles for their own use and purposes, but do apply to any other person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of cleaning, sterilizing and reselling bottles to manufacturers or packers except as hereinabove provided.

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

112080.
  

An establishment is deemed properly equipped for the cleansing and sterilization of bottles if it maintains and employs the following standards:

(a)  Cleanses and sterilizes bottles by first soaking them in a hot caustic solution of not less than 120 degrees F. for a period of not less than five minutes which temperature shall be indicated by a thermometer. The solution shall contain not less than 2 1/2 percent of caustic soda expressed in terms of sodium hydrates.

(b)  Changes the cleansing solution frequently so as to prevent its becoming foul and insanitary.

(c)  Thoroughly rinses the bottles after the soaking.

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

112085.
  

All bottles shall be cleansed and sterilized as specified in Section 112080, and shall be kept free from rust or contamination.

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

112090.
  

A licensee shall issue a certificate of sterilization with each shipment of bottles to a purchaser, stating that the licensee has cleansed and sterilized the bottles in the manner required by this article.

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

112095.
  

If any licensee fails to maintain his or her equipment and to cleanse or sterilize any bottle in the manner required by this article, and issues a certificate knowing its contents to be untrue the state department may revoke or suspend his or her license after a hearing. The proceedings for the revocation or suspension of a license shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and the state department shall have all the powers granted therein.

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

112100.
  

Any purchaser of a bottle who shows a certificate of sterilization signed by a licensed seller thereof complies sufficiently with this article.

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

112105.
  

Nothing in this article prohibits the sale for use of any uncleansed or unsterilized bottle to a purchaser who is licensed under this article.

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

112110.
  

Food containers manufactured from second-hand tin plate and intended for the packing of hermetically sealed canned food products intended to be used for human consumption shall not be so used unless the tin plate from which they are manufactured has, prior to their manufacture, been cleansed and sterilized by thorough immersion in boiling water, and then dried on hot rolls or by the use of heated air.

The board may inspect any place where the containers are manufactured for the purpose of enforcing this section.

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

112115.
  

This article, with the exception of any licensing provisions, may be enforced by any local enforcement division, which shall be construed to mean the local health department, headed by the duly appointed, qualified and acting health officer of any county, city or city and county. The territory may include one or more counties, cities, or cities and counties.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 915, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2000.)

112120.
  

A nonalcoholic soft drink, whether or not carbonated, shall be deemed to be misbranded if in a bottle or other closed container unless the name and address of the bottler or distributor thereof appears on the container by being molded, printed, or otherwise labeled thereon, or the name and address is shown on the crown or cap of the container if the container is a permanently and distinctively branded bottle. The beverage shall not be deemed to be misbranded under this section if in a bottle or other closed container on which is molded, printed or otherwise labeled the product name, trademark or brand of the distributor or bottler thereof and if a sworn affidavit has been filed with the department stating the name, trademark, or brand of the beverage, a full and complete description of each territory or area of the state in which the beverage is to be distributed, and the names and addresses of the persons as are responsible for the Miscellaneous Food, Food Facility, and Hazardous Substances Act (Section 27) in the bottling and distribution of the beverage in each territory or area of the state in which the beverage is distributed. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to exempt any bottler or distributor of a beverage or beverages from any provision of Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875).

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

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