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2009 Florida Statutes

Section 601.48, Florida Statutes 2009

601.48  Grading processed citrus products.--

(1)  If processed citrus products meet the requirements of the two highest grades as established by the Department of Citrus or, at the option of the processor, the two highest grades established by the United States Department of Agriculture, the processor shall have the privilege of using labels, brands, or trademarks properly registered with the Department of Citrus, as provided in subsection (2), to represent state or U.S. grades.

(2)  In accordance with such rules as the Department of Citrus may prescribe, licensed citrus fruit dealers in this state shall be entitled to register labels, brands, or trademarks for grade identification purposes. The department shall maintain a record of all labels, brands, and trademarks registered for grade identification purposes, which record may be purged as necessary.

(3)  The grade labeling requirements of this section shall not apply to intrastate shipments of processed citrus products between licensed citrus fruit dealers who are operators of processing plants duly registered under s. 601.40

History.--s. 48, ch. 25149, 1949; s. 1, ch. 71-78; s. 22, ch. 71-186; s. 1, ch. 77-5; s. 52, ch. 2001-279; s. 97, ch. 2004-5.