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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 601
FLORIDA CITRUS CODE
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F.S. 601.40
601.40 Registration of citrus packinghouses, processing plants with Department of Agriculture.The owner, manager, or operator of each packinghouse, canning plant, or concentrating plant at which it is intended to pack, can, concentrate, or prepare citrus fruit for market or transportation during the then-present or the next ensuing citrus fruit shipping season shall register such packinghouse, canning plant, or concentrating plant and its location, shipping point, and post office with the Department of Agriculture at least 10 days before packing, canning, concentrating, or otherwise preparing any citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof for sale or transportation in or at such packinghouse, canning plant, or concentrating plant, and she or he shall, in addition to such registration, give the Department of Agriculture at least 7 days’ written notice of the date on which packing, canning, concentrating, or other preparation for sale or transportation of citrus fruit of the then-current or the next ensuing season’s crop will begin. The Department of Agriculture shall issue a certificate of registration to each such packinghouse, canning plant, or concentrating plant registering. However, such certificate of registration may not be issued to any packinghouse, canning plant, or concentrating plant unless the operator thereof has applied for and received her or his license as a citrus fruit dealer and furnished a bond as such citrus fruit dealer in accordance with law.
History.s. 40, ch. 25149, 1949; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 7, ch. 71-185; s. 975, ch. 97-103; s. 31, ch. 2012-182.