AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
22-2810. sampling and analysis. (1) For the purpose of enforcement of this chapter, and in order to determine whether its provisions have been complied with, including whether or not any operations may be subject to such provisions, officers or employees duly designated by the director or commission upon presenting appropriate credentials, to the owner, operator, or agent in charge, are authorized upon written complaint:
(a) To enter, during normal business hours, any factory, warehouse, or establishment within the state in which honey is processed, packed, or held for distribution for retail sales, or to enter any vehicle being used to transport or hold such honey, and sample such honey that is packaged and labeled for retail sale.
(b) To inspect at reasonable times and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner, such factory, warehouse, establishment or vehicle and all pertinent equipment, finished and unfinished materials, containers, and labeling therein, related to retail sales. The inspection may include the verification of only such records, and production and control procedures as may be necessary to determine compliance with the good manufacturing practice rules established under the provisions of this chapter. Each inspection shall be commenced and completed with reasonable promptness. Upon completion of the inspection, the person in charge of the facility or vehicle shall be so notified.
(2) Sampling and analysis shall be conducted in accordance with methods prescribed in rules, or in accordance with other generally recognized methods.
(3) The director or commission, in determining for administrative purposes whether a honey is adulterated, shall be guided by the official sample as defined in subsection (7) of section 22-2803, Idaho Code, and obtained and analyzed as provided for in this section.
(4) If the owner of any factory, warehouse, or establishment described in subsection (1) of this section, or authorized agent, refuses to admit the director, commission or an authorized agent to inspect in accordance with subsections (1) and (5) of this section, the director or commission is authorized to obtain from any state court of competent jurisdiction a warrant directing such owner or agent to submit the premises described in such warrant to inspection.
(5) For the enforcement of this chapter, the director, commission or a duly authorized agent is authorized to enter upon any public or private premises including any vehicle of transport during regular business hours to have access to, and to obtain samples, and to examine and make copies of records relating to distribution of honey packaged and labeled for retail sale to the public.
(6) The results of all analyses of official samples shall be forwarded by the director or commission to the packer and to the purchaser or retailer. When the inspection and analysis of an official sample indicate the honey has been adulterated or mislabeled, and upon request by the packer or purchaser or retailer within thirty (30) days following the receipt of the analysis, the director or commission shall furnish to the packer or purchaser or retailer a portion of the sample concerned.
[22-2810, added 2012, ch. 123, sec. 6, p. 344.]