917.18 Family member or employee contracts certain diseases.

(A) As used in this section, "family member" means a spouse; person living as a spouse; parent; child; other person related to a milk producer or raw milk retailer by consanguinity or affinity; or parent, child, or other person related to a spouse or a person living as a spouse by consanguinity or affinity, who is residing with a milk producer or raw milk retailer.

(B) Upon becoming aware that a family member or employee who handles or is likely to handle grade A milk, manufacture milk, raw milk for sale to the ultimate consumer, or equipment used in the handling of any such milk, on the milk producer's or raw milk retailer's premises has contracted or been diagnosed with a dangerous, contagious, or infectious disease, the milk producer or raw milk retailer immediately shall notify the director of agriculture and the health commissioner of the city health district or general health district in which its dairy products are sold or offered for sale, advising both officials of the facts of the case. The director may order that the sale of the dairy products be stopped pending an investigation and for any time thereafter that the director requires. If the director determines that an investigation is called for, the director or the director's authorized representative shall investigate without delay, and the director may place an embargo or make and enforce orders, without a hearing, to prevent the sale of dairy products that constitute adulterated food as described in section 3715.59 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 917.18

History. Effective Date: 10-21-1997