2017 ORS 632.955¹
Investigation of complaint of purchaser’s misrepresentation of product
  • inspection and classification of products received by purchaser

Upon complaint of any person to the State Department of Agriculture that the grade, classification, quality, condition or amount of any horticultural or agricultural product is being misrepresented by the purchaser thereof, or that the grades are not being made by the purchaser in accordance with the purchase agreement, the department shall investigate such complaint and, when in its opinion such complaint is justified, shall order such purchaser so misrepresenting to cease and desist from such practices in addition to the other provisions of ORS 632.900 (“Horticultural and agricultural products” defined) to 632.940 (Inspection and classification of horticultural and agricultural products by department) and 632.955 (Investigation of complaint of purchaser’s misrepresentation of product) to 632.980 (Improper grading and incorrect certificates prohibited). Upon failure of the purchaser to so cease and desist from such practices, the department shall designate its agent to inspect and classify all such products received by such purchaser, the cost of such service to be fixed, assessed and collected from such purchaser as provided in ORS 632.940 (Inspection and classification of horticultural and agricultural products by department). This section does not apply to a cooperative association nor to a person deriving the major livelihood of the person from a farm or orchard which the person operates either as owner or renter. [Formerly 616.450]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Mandatory produce inspec­tion by Depart­ment of Agriculture under 1973 law, (1973) Vol 36, p 720

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 632—Production, Grading and Labeling Standards for Agricultural and Horticultural Products, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors632.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 632, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano632.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.