AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
POTATOES — GRADING AND PACKING
22-911. Retail sales of potatoes. (a) It shall be unlawful within the state of Idaho to offer for sale or sell to any retail dealer for the purpose of resale to the consumer, or to offer for sale or sell to the consumer in any retail store or market in this state, any potato which has not been graded or which does not meet the grading standards of chapter 9, title 22, Idaho Code.
(b) All potatoes sold to the consumer by retail stores or markets in this state shall be graded and marked in accordance with the standards set forth in this chapter. Provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed as to prohibit the sale of bulk potatoes to the consumer in retail stores or markets if such potatoes are clearly identified to the consumer as to grade and state of origin.
(c) The director of the department of agriculture may cause to be made, by qualified inspectors appointed for that purpose, inspections of all potatoes offered for sale in all retail stores or markets, and at all wholesale distributors or potato dealers selling or offering potatoes for sale to retail outlets. Such inspections shall be for the purpose of ensuring that potatoes offered for sale are properly identified as to grade and are within the standards set forth in chapter 9, title 22, Idaho Code. Such inspectors shall order the removal or regrading and remarking of any potatoes which are misbranded or mismarked or which no longer meet the required standards of grade.
(d) The director shall adopt rules and regulations necessary to enforce the provisions of this section, and may regulate the handling, transportation, storage and display of all potatoes offered for sale to the consumers in this state so as to enhance the quality thereof.
[I.C., sec. 22-911, as added by 1972, ch. 233, sec. 1, p. 614; am. 1974, ch. 18, sec. 14, p. 364.]