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      RS 40:654     


§654. Food processing plants; foodborne illness reporting and testing requirements

            A. Whenever any person or firm that operates a food processing plant in this state obtains information from testing of samples or specimens of finished foods or finished ingredients which indicates a confirmed positive test result, the person or firm shall report such test results to the department within twenty-four hours of obtaining such information.

            B. The state health officer may, based upon a showing of probable cause by the department that the food processing facility is producing food which may be adulterated, as defined in R.S. 40:607 et seq., or is processing food in a manner which may cause an imminent menace to the public health, order the food processing facility to submit samples to a laboratory, specified by the department, for testing at the expense of the food processing facility. The results of such testing shall be furnished to the department.

            C. Whenever any person or firm violates the provision of this Section, such person or firm shall be subject to a civil fine of not more than one thousand dollars.

            Acts 2009, No. 341, §1, eff. July 6, 2009; Acts 2022, No. 271, §4.

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