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17.045 FOOD PROCESSORS; INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS.
The commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, with the cooperation and assistance of
the attorney general, may investigate any complaint which suggests that an establishment licensed
by the state and engaging in the production, processing or handling of meat, fish, poultry, dairy
or other food products has been subjected to food handling requirements which are inconsistent
with the published laws, rules or standards of a federal, state or local agency. The findings of any
such investigation shall be promptly reported to the complainant, to any trade association with
whom the complainant is associated or which has requested a copy of the report of findings, and
to any agency or official against which the complaint is directed or which has jurisdiction over the
matter complained of. Provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to an
official establishment which is operating under inspection programs pursuant to the Federal Meat
Inspection Act or the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act.
History: 1973 c 745 s 1; 1985 c 248 s 70