Terms Used In Florida Statutes 601.9911
- Citrus fruit: means all varieties and regulated hybrids of citrus fruit and also means processed citrus products containing 20 percent or more citrus fruit or citrus fruit juice. See Florida Statutes 601.03
- Department: means the Department of Citrus. See Florida Statutes 601.03
- Packinghouse: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit is packed or otherwise prepared for market or shipment in fresh form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
- Producer: means any person growing or producing citrus in this state for market. See Florida Statutes 601.03
Any citrus producer may transport her or his own citrus fruit or any citrus fruit may be sold or purchased and transported in interstate or intrastate commerce in truckload lots direct from a producer, and any such fruit so sold, purchased, or transported need not be processed, handled by any packinghouse, washed, polished, graded, stamped, labeled, branded, placed in containers, or otherwise prepared for market as provided in this chapter. Such fruit shall be certified at the time of inspection as tree run grade of fruit but shall otherwise remain subject to the maturity standards and all other conditions, restrictions, emergency quality assurance orders, and other requirements of this chapter and shall be inspected for such compliance as all other fruit is inspected at such convenient locations as may be determined by the Department of Agriculture. Any such fruit violating any provision of this chapter, or any rule adopted by the department under this chapter, but not inconsistent with this section, may be seized, condemned, and destroyed as provided in this chapter. At the time of such inspection, all fees and assessments provided in this chapter shall be paid and collected at the same rate as paid by all other fresh fruit growers or shippers.