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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 6. Cold Storage [112350 - 112495]

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

ARTICLE 4. General Regulations [112435 - 112490]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

112435.
  

No storer shall place in cold storage any article of food whose keeping qualities have been impaired by disease, taint, or deterioration, or that has not been slaughtered, handled, and prepared for storage in accordance with food laws pertaining thereto and the regulations as may be prescribed by the state department for the sanitary preparation of food products for cold storage.

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

112440.
  

Any article of food intended for use other than human consumption shall, before being cold stored, be marked by the owner in accordance with forms prescribed by the department in a way as to indicate plainly that the article is not to be sold for human food.

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

112445.
  

Each separate lot of food, when deposited in cold storage, shall be marked plainly with the lot number covering that particular lot of articles of food indicated and recorded on the records maintained on the premises.

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

112450.
  

The department shall inspect and supervise all cold storage or refrigerating warehouses, and make the inspection of the entry of articles of food therein as it deems necessary to secure the proper enforcement of this chapter.

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

112455.
  

The department and its duly authorized employees shall be permitted access to cold storage or refrigerating warehouses at all reasonable times for purposes of inspection and enforcing this chapter.

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

112460.
  

The department may also appoint at the salary as it may designate, any person it deems qualified to make any inspection required by this chapter.

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

112465.
  

No person shall keep any article of food in cold storage for more than twelve calendar months, except with the consent of the board. Thirty days prior to the expiration of the 12-month period, the licensee shall send notice to the board advising them of this fact. Duplicate notice shall be sent to the owner of the food.

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

112470.
  

The department shall, upon application, grant permission to extend the period of storage beyond 12 months for a particular consignment of goods, if the goods in question are found, upon examination, to be in proper condition for further storage at the end of 12 months. The length of time for which further storage is allowed shall be specified in the order granting the permission.

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

112475.
  

For the purpose of determining whether or not food locker plants come under the provisions of this chapter, the operators or owners of all such frozen food locker plants shall make available, upon request to any agent of the department, the names and addresses of any and all persons, firms, or corporations renting, leasing, or occupying the lockers or compartments.

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

112480.
  

Unless otherwise permitted by this article, it is unlawful to represent or advertise as fresh goods articles of food that have been placed in cold storage. This section shall not apply to vegetables, fruit or other foods sold as “fresh frozen” and so labeled, when stored at or below zero degrees Fahrenheit, or to eggs held in cold storage for 30 days or less.

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

112485.
  

It is unlawful to return to cold storage any article of food that has once been released from such storage and placed on the market for sale to consumers. However, nothing in this section prevents the transfer of goods from one cold storage or refrigerating warehouse to another, if the transfer is not made for the purpose of evading any provision of this chapter.

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

112490.
  

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

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

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