918.42 Rules to administer state acceptance service.

If the director of agriculture decides to establish a state acceptance service, he shall adopt and enforce and may amend and rescind rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code necessary for the implementation, administration, and enforcement of this section and sections 918.41 and 918.43 of the Revised Code. The rules shall provide for the efficient operation of the state acceptance service and may include the following:

(A) The fees and rates to be charged to the vendors and establishments for the state acceptance service. The charges shall be established on an hourly basis, and the time chargeable to a vendor or establishment shall include the travel time of the state acceptor as well as the time spent doing acceptance work at the establishment. Mileage, per diem, and laboratory sampling charges also may be assessed as necessary. The charges shall be established in an amount sufficient to defray the cost of employing state acceptors and administering the state acceptance program.

(B) The conditions under which vendors or authorized representatives at establishments shall present meat products and poultry products, as defined in sections 918.01 and 918.21 of the Revised Code, for examination by a state acceptor;

(C) Provision for a means of random sampling and analyzing of meat products and poultry products supplied under state purchase contracts;

(D) Procedures for investigating complaints from the staff and clientele of state institutions about meat products and poultry products purchased under state purchase contracts and for removal from the approved meat and poultry vendors list of any vendor, or for the suspension or revocation of the license of any establishment, that supplies meat products or poultry products that do not comply with state purchase contract specifications or are unwholesome as defined in section 918.21 of the Revised Code, adulterated or misbranded as defined in section 918.01 of the Revised Code, or who do not pay state acceptance service charges within thirty days after receipt of written notice that the charges are due;

(E) A code of conduct for state acceptors.

Effective Date: 06-20-1994