3717.041 Joint letter of opinion from directors of agriculture and health.

To assist in the uniform application of the rules adopted under this chapter, the director of agriculture and director of health shall jointly issue a letter of opinion when issuance of a letter of opinion is recommended by the retail food safety advisory council under section 3717.03 of the Revised Code. A letter of opinion shall be issued not later than sixty days after the date the recommendation is received from the council.

Each letter of opinion shall provide a detailed interpretation of the rules that are the subject of the retail food safety advisory council's recommendation. Unless rules are adopted under this chapter that override the interpretation expressed in a letter of opinion, the interpretation shall be binding and applied uniformly throughout this state.

Effective Date: 11-21-2001.