§4223.  Auxiliary provisions

The commissioner may, for such period, or indefinitely, as he deems necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter, refuse to provide, or withdraw inspection service under the provisions of this Chapter with respect to any establishment if he determines, after opportunity for a hearing is accorded the applicant for, or recipient of, such service, that such applicant or recipient is unfit to engage in any business requiring inspection under the provisions of this Chapter because the applicant or recipient or any one responsibly connected with the applicant or recipient, has been convicted, in any federal or state court, of (1) any felony, or (2) more than one violation of any law, other than a felony, based upon the acquiring, handling, or distributing of unwholesome, mislabeled or deceptively packaged food or upon fraud in connection with transactions in food.  This section shall not affect in any way the provisions of this Chapter for withdrawal of inspection services under the provisions of this Chapter from establishments failing to maintain sanitary conditions or to destroy condemned carcasses, parts, meat or meat products.  For the purpose of this section, a person shall be deemed to be responsibly connected with the business if he was a partner, officer, director, holder or owner of ten per centum or more of its voting stock, or employee in a managerial or executive capacity.  The determination and order of the commissioner with respect thereto under this section shall be final and conclusive unless the affected applicant for, or recipient of, inspection service files application for judicial review within thirty days after the effective date of such order in the appropriate court as provided in R.S. 40:2294.  Judicial review of any such order shall be upon the record upon which the determination and order are based.

Acts 1968, No. 376, §21; Acts 1985, No. 73, §1.