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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 500
FOOD PRODUCTS
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F.S. 500.174
500.174 Seizure; procedure; prohibition on sale or disposal of article; penalty.
(1) Whenever the department or its duly authorized agent finds cause, or has probable cause to believe that a ground exists for the seizure of any food as set out in this chapter, an agent of the department shall affix to the article a tag, stamp, or other appropriate marking, giving notice that the article is, or is suspected of being, subject to seizure under this chapter and that the article has been detained and seized by the department. The department shall also warn all persons not to remove or dispose of the article by sale or otherwise, until permission of the department, or of the court of competent jurisdiction in the jurisdiction of which the article was detained or seized, is given. It is unlawful for any person to remove or dispose of the detained or seized article by sale or otherwise without permission of the department or of the court in such cases. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) Any person who sells candy containing more than 0.5 percent by volume of alcohol in violation of s. 500.10(3) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 14, ch. 59-302; ss. 14, 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 455, ch. 71-136; s. 435, ch. 77-147; s. 25, ch. 82-225; s. 121, ch. 83-218; s. 3, ch. 87-269; s. 18, ch. 87-388; s. 36, ch. 91-220; s. 18, ch. 94-180.
Note.Former s. 500.42.