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2009 Florida Statutes

Marketing establishments; maintenance of scales.
Section 877.061, Florida Statutes 2009

877.061  Marketing establishments; maintenance of scales.--

(1)  Any milk plant, meat-processing plant, or any other marketing establishment which purchases dairy and agricultural products directly from the producer, his or her agent or employee on the basis of the weight of the product shall maintain scales in a location in the plant or other marketing establishment where the seller-producer and purchaser or their agent shall have the right and opportunity to attest to the weight thereof.

(2)  The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall designate agents to inspect such scales as often as it deems practical and necessary.

(3)  Any person who willfully and knowingly violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083

History.--s. 1, ch. 67-119; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1151, ch. 71-136; s. 1428, ch. 97-102.