3715.024 Voluntary inspection of processor's or beekeeper's facilities.

(A) A maple syrup or sorghum processor and beekeeper described in division (A) of section 3715.021 of the Revised Code may request that the director of agriculture conduct a voluntary inspection of the processor's or beekeeper's facilities. After the inspection is completed, if the inspector determines that the facilities comply with the rules adopted by the director pursuant to division (B) of this section, the processor or beekeeper may place on the label required under section 3715.023 of the Revised Code a seal of conformity and inspection of the department of agriculture.

(B) The director shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that establish the following:

(1) Standards that maple syrup or sorghum processors and beekeepers must satisfy in order to be permitted to place on the label of their food products a seal of conformity and inspection of the director, as described in division (A) of this section;

(2) The seal of conformity and inspection to be used for purposes described in division (A) of this section.

Effective Date: 11-21-2001