901:3-44-01 Mandatory Food Sampling Tolerance Level Standards and Action Steps for Maple Syrup, Sorghum, and Honey.

(A) The following tolerance levels and action steps are adopted by the Ohio department of agriculture for evaluating the level of lead to determine whether maple syrup or sorghum produced, processed, or offered for sale in the state of Ohio is adulterated as per section 3715.59(A) of the Revised Code:

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(B) The following tolerance levels and action steps are adopted by the Ohio department of agriculture for evaluating the levels of coumaphos and antibiotics to determine whether or not honey or the components thereof produced, processed, or offered for sale in the state of Ohio is considered to be adulterated as per section 3715.59 of the Revised Code:

(1) There shall be no steptomycin, tetracycline, or chloramphenicol detected in any sample of honey or the beeswax of honey. The detection of these antibiotics in any amount shall render the honey or the beeswax of honey as adulterated as per section 3715.59 of the Revised Code. The detection of any other antibiotics in any sample of honey or the beeswax of honey that exceed established tolerance levels shall render the honey or the beeswax of honey as adulterated as per section 3715.59 of the Revised Code.

(2) Coumaphos shall not exceed one hundred parts per billion in any sample of honey and shall not exceed one hundred parts per million in any sample of the beeswax of honey, otherwise, the honey or beeswax will be considered adulterated as per section 3715.59 of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/10/2010 and 06/10/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3 715.022
Rule Amplifies: 3715.022 , 3715.59
Prior Effective Dates: 2-15-04