AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
22-2812. "Stop sale, use, or removal" orders. (1) In the event the department finds that honey is being offered for sale in violation of this chapter or rules promulgated under this chapter, the department may issue and enforce a written or printed "stop sale, use, or removal" order to the distributor, owner or custodian of the honey and hold the honey, or order it held, at a designated place until the law has been complied with and the honey is released in writing by the department, or the violation has been otherwise legally disposed of by written authority. Unless the department grants a written extension, the owner or custodian of any honey that has been issued a "stop sale, use, or removal" order shall remedy the violation within thirty (30) days. The department shall release the honey so withdrawn when the requirements of this chapter have been complied with and all costs and expenses incurred in connection with the withdrawal have been paid.
(2) Any lot of honey not in compliance with the provisions of this chapter, or rules promulgated under this chapter, shall be subject to seizure on complaint of the commission to a court of competent jurisdiction in the area in which said honey is located. In the event the court finds the said honey to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter and orders the condemnation of said honey, it shall be disposed of in any manner consistent with the quality of the honey and the laws of the state. Provided however, that in no instance shall the disposition of said honey be ordered by the court without first giving the claimant an opportunity to apply to the court for release of said honey or for permission to process or relabel said honey to bring it into compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
[22-2812, added 2012, ch. 123, sec. 8, p. 346.]