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The Florida Statutes

The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 570
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
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Section 570.50, Florida Statutes 2009

570.50  Division of Food Safety; powers and duties.--The duties of the Division of Food Safety include, but are not limited to:

(1)  Enforcing those provisions of chapter 585, and the rules adopted under that chapter, relating to the inspection of meat and the antemortem and postmortem inspection of poultry.

(2)  Conducting those general inspection activities relating to food and food products being processed, held, or offered for sale in this state and enforcing those provisions of chapters 500, 501, 502, 503, 531, 583, 585, 586, and 601 relating to foods as authorized by the department.

(3)  Analyzing samples of foods offered for sale in this state as required under chapters 500, 501, 502, 503, 585, 586, and 601.

(4)  Investigating, evaluating, and developing new or improved methodology to enhance the analytical capability and efficiency of all divisional laboratories and performing other related analyses as deemed necessary.

(5)  Analyzing food and feed samples offered for sale in the state for chemical residues as required under the adulteration sections of chapters 500 and 580.

History.--s. 1, ch. 59-54; s. 9, ch. 61-407; s. 2, ch. 65-459; ss. 4, 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 4, ch. 79-122; s. 10, ch. 84-165; s. 312, ch. 92-279; ss. 32, 33, ch. 92-291; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 28, ch. 93-169; s. 52, ch. 2001-89.

Note.--Former s. 570.32.

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