Section 27561. (Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 750, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §27561.
(a)The director shall enforce this chapter, and the regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter.
(b)The commissioners of each county, their deputies, and qualified inspectors, under the supervision and control of the director, shall enforce this chapter and the regulations which are adopted by the director pursuant to this chapter.
(c)Except as provided in Sections 27581 and 27601, and any of the violations enumerated in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 27671, before any state or local official may commence legal prosecution of a handler based on a violation of this chapter, or the regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, the handler shall be given an opportunity for a hearing with respect to the alleged violation. The director shall establish, with the advice of the committee, a policy manual which sets forth procedures for providing notice to a person charged with the violation, and for conducting the hearing. The policy manual is not subject to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.