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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
Chapter 585
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F.S. 585.68
585.68 Animals suspected of harboring biological or chemical residues; inspection, testing, and restriction of premises and animals; notice to owners.
(1) The department or its duly authorized representatives are hereby authorized to enter, inspect, and test any premises and animals where such animals exist, which are duly suspected of harboring biological or chemical residues, where such residues present the potential likelihood that the resultant meat or poultry products would be deemed adulterated.
(2) The department or its duly authorized representatives may issue and enforce a restricted premises/restricted animal movement order for premises and animals suspected of harboring biological or chemical residues. This order of restriction prohibits the ingress or egress of animals until there exists full compliance with this section and with the regulations of the department, and until a written notice of release has been issued by the department.
(3) If any animals that have been restricted pursuant to subsection (2) harbor such biological or chemical residues at violative levels for human or animal consumption, the department is hereby authorized to order the animals destroyed and disposed of in a manner prescribed for the particular biological or chemical residue. Tolerances established by the United States Food and Drug Administration or the United States Environmental Protection Agency shall be complied with in enforcing this law.
History.s. 6, ch. 91-294.