The director of agriculture may issue and enforce a written withdrawal from distribution order to the manufacturer or distributor of any lot of commercial feed requiring it to be held at a designated place when the director has reasonable cause to believe that the commercial feed is offered or exposed for distribution or distributed in violation of any of the provisions of sections 923.41 to 923.55 of the Revised Code or any rule adopted under those sections. The commercial feed shall be held until a release in writing is issued by the director. A release shall not be issued until sections 923.41 to 923.55 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under those sections are complied with and until all costs and expenses incurred in connection with the violation have been paid by the manufacturer or distributor. If compliance is not obtained within thirty days of receipt of the withdrawal from distribution order, the director may begin, and shall begin upon request by the manufacturer or distributor, proceedings for condemnation under section 923.53 of the Revised Code.
The manufacturer or distributor may appeal the withdrawal from distribution order in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.42, HB 229, §1, eff. 10/17/2011.
Effective Date: 07-27-1990