Detention, seizure or embargo of agricultural products
- • labeling
- • notification
(1) In order that the rights of consumers, property owners or other affected persons may be protected and procedures made uniform the State Department of Agriculture, its agents, employees or officials, shall observe the procedure prescribed by ORS 561.605 (Detention, seizure or embargo of agricultural products) to 561.620 (Procedure when products disposed of) whenever it becomes necessary for the department to detain, seize or embargo any food, article or product under any law the administration of which is vested in the department.
(2) The department shall cause to be affixed to the products being detained, seized or embargoed, a notice that the products are being detained, seized or embargoed by the department and warning all persons that they may not be removed from the place at which they are being held without written permission from the department.
(3) The department shall notify in writing the owner or person in possession of the products that the products are being detained, seized or embargoed by the department. If the person in possession of the products is not the owner, the department shall make a reasonable effort to notify the owner. Such notice shall state the reason for the department’s action, and shall notify the owner or person in possession of the right to be heard before the department in opposition to the action. [Formerly part of 616.095]
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