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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 8. Canneries [112650 - 112855]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 4. Licenses and Licensees [112750 - 112795]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

112750.
  

It is unlawful for any person to engage in the noncommercial canning of salmon, or in the commercial canning of any fish or fish product, meat or meat product, or any other food product for the use of man or animal, the sterilization of which in the opinion of the department requires the use of a pressure cooker or a retort, without first obtaining a license from the department.

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

112755.
  

The department shall issue an annual license, that is nontransferable, to any person on the receipt of fifty dollars ($50) per plant, and evidence as the board may require to show that (1) the applicant is properly equipped with a retort or pressure cooker that has recording thermometers, indicating thermometers, and pressure gauges to carry out regulations as the department may adopt for the sterilization of food products for the canning of which a license is sought and (2) the applicant is in compliance with the sanitary regulations of the department. The applicant shall be deemed to be in compliance with the sanitary regulations unless the applicant has been given written notice by the department not less than 60 days prior to the expiration of the existing license that the cannery does not comply with the sanitary regulations, and the applicant has subsequently failed to bring the cannery into compliance therewith.

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

112760.
  

Any person who has been denied the annual license provided in this chapter may obtain a hearing by the department by mailing a written request therefor to the department. The department shall give the applicant at least 10 days notice of the hearing and shall hold such hearing within 30 days of the receipt of the request.

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

112765.
  

In addition to the annual license fee, the department shall demand from each licensee a cash deposit for the payment of his or her pro rata share of the estimated cost of inspection and laboratory control as the department may deem necessary.

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

112770.
  

If the deposit made by any licensee is insufficient to meet the actual cost of an inspection and laboratory control of any product determined by the department, the latter shall demand from the licensee, and the licensee shall immediately pay to the department, in addition to the license fee payable by the licensee, the difference between the deposit and his or her pro rata share of the actual cost of the inspection and laboratory control.

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

112775.
  

If at the end of the calendar year, or at the end of any canning season of less than three consecutive months the deposit made by any licensee under this chapter is greater than the actual cost prorated to the licensee, the difference shall be refunded if requested by the licensee in accordance with law. If the difference is not so refunded, it shall be credited toward the required deposit for the next calendar year or canning season.

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

112780.
  

No food product subject to the inspection required by this chapter shall be shipped by the licensee who packed it until the licensee has either paid his or her pro rata share of the estimated cost of inspection or has furnished the department a cash deposit for the payment of his or her pro rata share of the cost.

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

112785.
  

The department may after notice and opportunity for hearing suspend or revoke a license issued under this chapter for any of the following causes:

(a)  Nonpayment of the pro rata share of the cost of inspection and laboratory control, or failure to comply with a demand for a cash deposit or other security by the holder of the license.

(b)  Noncompliance with any of the regulations of the department.

(c)  Operation of an insanitary cannery after due notice by registered mail has been received.

(d)  Inadequate ratproofing of a cannery throughout.

(e)  Willful packing of any canned food commodity that has been rejected by an agent of the department.

(f)  Packing of any canned food commodity subject to this chapter without notifying the department before packing.

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

112790.
  

After conviction for a violation of Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875), the license of the person convicted may be suspended for a period of from 1 to 30 days.

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

112795.
  

Proceedings for the suspension and revocation of licenses shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500), Part 1, Division 3, Title 2 of the Government Code; and the department has all the powers granted therein.

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

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