3717.33 Rules.

Pursuant to section 3717.04 of the Revised Code, the director of agriculture shall adopt rules regarding the following:

(A) Licensing categories for retail food establishments and licensing requirements for each category, including appropriate practices for the activities performed by a retail food establishment;

(B) Standards for collection of food samples from retail food establishments for purposes of identifying adulteration and misbranding;

(C) Records to be generated and maintained by licensed retail food establishments;

(D) Appeals of proposed suspensions and revocations of retail food establishment licenses and appeals of suspensions of licenses issued for violations presenting a clear and present danger to the public health;

(E) Standards and procedures, including a schedule of frequency, for conducting inspections of retail food establishments;

(F) Standards and procedures for determining during an inspection whether articles should be removed from use because of a clear and present danger to the public health;

(G) Standards and procedures for conducting investigations of complaints pertaining to retail food establishments;

(H) Surveys conducted by the director to determine whether boards of health are qualified and have the capacity to administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted under it applicable to retail food establishments and to abide by the Ohio uniform food safety code;

(I) Reinstatement of a board of health as a licensor after the director has revoked the approval of the board;

(J) Procedures for resolving disputes between licensors and the holders of licenses for retail food establishments;

(K) Procedures for providing enforcement support to a board of health requesting assistance in the prosecution of a person for a violation of the provisions of this chapter applicable to retail food establishments;

(L) Any other matter the director considers relevant to the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter applicable to retail food establishments.

Effective Date: 11-03-1999