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65-773. Inspection and testing of milk products. It shall be the duty of the secretary to:

(a) Establish a statewide system of milk inspection and regulatory services to insure, by means of uniform inspection and sampling procedures, that all milk and milk products sold in this state at retail to the final consumer, except on-farm retail sales of milk or milk products, shall attain the standard of grade A pasteurized. The secretary may contract with the governing body of any county or incorporated city, or both, for the provision of milk inspection and regulatory services, and compensation shall be made by the secretary for the furnishing of these services;

(b) inspect or cause to be inspected, as often as may be deemed practicable, all businesses licensed pursuant to this act and any other places where milk, milk products or dairy products are produced, manufactured, kept, handled, stored or sold within the state. The secretary may enter any business licensed under this act during regular business hours or any other hours during which business is in operation or any other place where any milk, milk products or dairy products are manufactured, produced, stored, sold or kept for sale or transportation, for the purpose of performing official duties under this act;

(c) prohibit the production and sale of adulterated or misbranded milk, milk products or dairy products;

(d) seize and condemn for food purposes all unclean, adulterated or misbranded milk, milk products or dairy products wherever such milk, milk products or dairy products may be found; and

(e) take or cause to be taken samples of milk, milk products or dairy products and cause the same to be analyzed or tested according to such methods as shall be prescribed by rules and regulations. Such test or analyses shall conform to methods of the association of official analytical chemists or any other such similar organization as determined by the secretary. Such analyses or tests shall be preserved and recorded as evidence, and the certificate of such test, when sworn to by the analyst, shall be admitted in evidence in all prosecutions that may result under the operation of this act.

History: L. 2001, ch. 32, ยง 3; July 1.

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