The director of agriculture shall make all necessary investigations pertinent to enforcement of this chapter, and for that purpose shall have access at all reasonable hours to any building, room, vehicle, ship, or other premises in which any horse carcass, horse meat, or horse meat food product is processed, packed, transported, sold, exposed, or offered for sale at retail. No person shall deny access to the director or hinder, thwart, or defeat any investigation by misrepresentation or concealment of facts or conditions.
The director may secure samples or specimens of any horse carcass, horse meat, or horse meat food product upon paying or offering to pay therefor and shall make an examination or an analysis of the sample in order to determine whether there has been or exists any violation of this chapter or rules adopted pursuant thereto.
Cite as R.C. § 919.09
History. Effective Date: 06-20-1994