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SF 122

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:10am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to pet animals; requiring a notice for retail sales of unprocessed cocoa
bean shell mulch; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
325E.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [325E.128] NOTICE FOR UNPROCESSED COCOA BEAN SHELL
MULCH.
new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (d), a person who sells a product containing
cocoa bean shell mulch at retail must post the notice in paragraph (b) in a manner clearly
visible to a consumer examining a product containing cocoa bean mulch offered for sale.
new text end

new text begin (b) The notice must be in 36-point type or larger and state:
new text end

new text begin "The ingestion of cocoa bean shell mulch that has not been processed to be
nontoxic is poisonous to pets. If a pet has eaten unprocessed cocoa bean shell mulch,
you should immediately contact a veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center at
(888) 426-4435."
new text end

new text begin (c) A retailer may include additional language in the notice in order to promote
the sale of a product containing unprocessed cocoa bean shell mulch, provided that the
language in paragraph (b) is present.
new text end

new text begin (d) This section does not apply to the sale of product containing cocoa bean shell
mulch that has been processed to remove theobromine to a nontoxic level from the
cocoa bean shell mulch.
new text end