Section 55120. (Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 414, Sec. 30.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §55120.
The department may investigate complaints referred to it by the commission regarding alleged violations of this chapter. The department may enter and inspect the premises of any person subject to this chapter for the purpose of inspecting rice, rice processing, or handling activities governed by this chapter. If the department determines that violations have occurred, the department may take action authorized by this chapter, including, but not limited to, seizing and destroying rice. Rice may not be destroyed by the department without due notice to the person whose rice was seized and an informal hearing before the secretary pursuant to procedures adopted by the department.