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Use of freeze-damaged fruit in frozen concentrated citrus products.
Section 601.901, Florida Statutes 2009

601.901  Use of freeze-damaged fruit in frozen concentrated citrus products.--

(1)  At any time subsequent to a commission determination, pursuant to s. 601.90, that serious damage has resulted to citrus fruit from freezing temperatures, the commission may, at a regular or special meeting, establish by order the maximum degree of freeze damage or freeze-related injury to be permitted in citrus fruit used in preparation of any frozen concentrated products, including concentrate for manufacturing purposes, for the purpose of protecting the quality of such processed products.

(2)  Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 120, any order adopted by the commission pursuant to this section shall become effective at a time fixed by the commission, but not less than 24 hours from the time of adoption, and shall expire at a time fixed by the commission, but in no instance later than the end of the current shipping season.

(3)  This section shall not repeal any other authority now or hereafter delegated to the Department of Citrus, but shall be deemed as additional and supplemental authority vested in the Department of Citrus, and should any part of this section be held to be unconstitutional or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect the remaining portions of this section. It is the intention of the Legislature that this section would have been adopted had such unconstitutional or such unenforceable provision not been included herein.

History.--ss. 1-3, ch. 59-21; s. 22, ch. 71-186; s. 1, ch. 78-60; s. 10, ch. 78-95.