Current as of: 2009
Unless prohibited by the national organic program, the department may issue a stop order to a person who sells, labels, or represents an agricultural product as organic in violation of this chapter .
1. The department may issue a written order to stop the sale of the agricultural product by a person in control of the agricultural product. The person named in the order shall not sell, label, or represent the agricultural product as organic until the department determines that the agricultural product is in compliance with this chapter .
2. The department may require that the product be held at a designated place until released by the department.
3. The department or the attorney general may enforce the order by petitioning the district court in the county where the agricultural product is being sold.
4. The department shall release the agricultural product when the department issues a release order upon satisfaction that legal requirements compelling the issuance of the stop sale order are satisfied. If the person is found to have violated this chapter , the person shall pay all expenses incurred by the department in connection with the agricultural product’s removal.
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