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California Laws | Food and Agriculture Code
DIVISION 13. BEE MANAGEMENT AND HONEY PRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2. HONEY

29617. If the color of extracted honey is designated on the container or subcontainer, or upon a placard which has reference to such honey, it shall conform to the color definitions provided in this chapter. (7897)

29618. Any honey which is a blend of two or more floral types of honey shall not be labeled as honey from any one particular floral source alone unless one floral type is predominant. If one floral type is predominant, such honey may be labeled as to the predominant floral type, as determined by flavor. (7898)

29619. Any slack-filled container shall be conspicuously marked "slack-filled." (7899)

29620. Extracted honey in containers which hold five ounces or more, shall be packed in standard containers and sold in the exact units of weight as set forth in the table of standard weights of honey in containers provided for in Section 29502. (7900)

If the combined net weight of the extracted honey in all subcontainers contained in one master container is equal to one of the units of weight specified in Section 29502, the unit is a standard unit of weight if sold as a unit directly to the consumer. (7901)

Article 9. Labeling of Honey as to Origin and Flavor (29641-29644) (7902)(Text)

29641. Any container or subcontainer of extracted honey which is produced entirely within this state may be conspicuously marked with the name "California." (7903)

29642. A container or subcontainer of comb or extracted honey shall not be marked or labeled with the name "California" unless the honey in the container or subcontainer was produced entirely within this state. (7904)

29643. Every container and subcontainer of imported honey shall be labeled with the name of the territory or foreign country from which it is imported or, when it is repackaged subsequent to importation, in accordance with subdivision (a) or (b): (7905)

(a) As "imported," if repackaged either as a blend with honey imported from one or more other foreign countries or is repackaged without such blending. (7906)

(b) As "domestic and imported blend," if blended with domestic honey. (7907)

29644. If the floral flavor of comb or extracted honey is stated on the container the honey contained in the container or subcontainer shall be true to such flavor, unless the honey is a blend of two or more floral types and one floral type is predominant. If the honey is such a blend, it may be labeled as to the predominant floral type as determined by flavor. (7908)

Article 10. Violations (29671-29677) (7909)(Text)

29671. It is unlawful for any person to prepare, pack, place, deliver for shipment, deliver for sale, load, ship, transport, or sell any honey, adulterated honey or any product which is marked, labeled, or designated as honey, in bulk or in any container or subcontainer which does not conform to the provisions of this chapter. (7910)

29672. It is unlawful for any person to prepare, pack, place, deliver for shipment, load, ship, transport, or sell a deceptive pack, lot, load, arrangement, or display of honey. (7911)

29673. It is unlawful for any person to mislabel any container or subcontainer of honey or place any false or misleading statement on any wrapper, label, or lining of any container of honey, or on any placard which is used in connection with or which has reference to any honey. (7912)

29674. It is unlawful for any person to place or pack any honey in any container or subcontainer which bears any markings, or any designation of brand, quality, grade, or other matter, unless all of such markings which do not properly and accurately apply to the product placed or packed in the container or subcontainer have been removed, erased, or obliterated. (7913)

29675. (a) It is unlawful for any person to move any honey, or any container of honey, to which any warning tag or notice has been affixed, except under written permit from an enforcing officer or under his or her specific direction. (7914)

(b) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than three thousand dollars ($3,000) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment. (7915)

29676. (a) It is unlawful for any person to do either of the following: (7916)

(1) Refuse to submit any container, subcontainer, load, or display of honey to the inspection of any enforcing officer. (7917)

(2) Refuse to stop any vehicle which contains any honey, for the purpose of inspection by an enforcing officer. (7918)

(b) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than three thousand dollars ($3,000) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment. (7919)

29677. It is unlawful for any person to prepare, pack, place, deliver for shipment, load, ship, transport, or sell, any of the following: (7920)

(a) Adulterated honey, unless the container is conspicuously marked, in letters or type of like size and character, which clearly and plainly indicate the contents. (7921)

(b) Any product which is labeled or marked with the designation "honey" alone, if the contents consist of part or all of products other than the nectar of floral exudations of plants which is gathered and stored in the comb by honeybees. (7922)

Article 11. Criminal Punishment and Procedure (29701-29703) (7923)(Text)

29701. (a) Unless otherwise specified, a violation of this chapter is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500). (7924)

(b) A conviction of a second or subsequent violation of this chapter within any 12-month period is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment. (7925)

29702. Any prosecution for the violation of any provision of this chapter may be made in any county where any part of the offense occurred. (7926)

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