(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Certificate of health and freesale" means a document issued by the director of agriculture that certifies to states and countries receiving products that the products have been produced and warehoused in this state under sanitary conditions at a food processing establishment or at a place of business of a manufacturer of over-the-counter drugs or cosmetics, as applicable, that has been inspected by the department of agriculture. Other names of documents that are synonymous with "certificate of health and freesale" include, but are not limited to, "sanitary certificate of health and freesale"; "certificate of origin"; "certificate of freesale"; "certificate of health and origin"; "certificate of freesale, sanitary and purity"; and "certificate of freesale, health and origin."
(2) "Food processing establishment" has the same meaning as in section 3715.021 of the Revised Code.
(B) Upon the request of a food processing establishment, manufacturer of over-the-counter drugs, or manufacturer of cosmetics, the director may issue a certificate of health and freesale after determining that conditions at the establishment or place of business of the manufacturer, as applicable, have been found to be sanitary through an inspection conducted pursuant to this chapter. For each certificate issued, the director shall charge the establishment or manufacturer a fee in the amount of twenty dollars. The director shall deposit all fees collected under this section to the credit of the food safety fund created in section 915.24 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 06-30-2005