AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
ANIMAL CARE, BREEDING AND FEED
435:28 Detained Commercial Feeds.
I. When the commissioner or his authorized agent has reasonable cause to believe any lot of commercial feed is being distributed in violation of any of the provisions of this subdivision or of any rule adopted under this subdivision, he may issue and enforce a written or printed "withdrawal from distribution" order, warning the distributor not to dispose of the lot of commercial feed in any manner until written permission is given by the commissioner or the court. The commissioner shall release the lot of commercial feed so withdrawn when said provisions and rules have been complied with. If compliance is not obtained within 30 days, the commissioner may begin, or upon request of the distributor or registrant shall begin, proceedings for condemnation.
II. Any lot of commercial feed not in compliance with said provisions and rules shall be subject to seizure on complaint of the commissioner to a court of competent jurisdiction in the area in which said commercial feed is located. In the event the court finds the commercial feed to be in violation of this subdivision and orders the condemnation of commercial feed, it shall be disposed of in any manner consistent with the quality of the commercial feed and the laws of the state; provided that in no instance shall the disposition of said commercial feed be ordered by the court without first giving the claimant an opportunity to apply to the court for release of said commercial feed or for permission to process or relabel said commercial feed to bring it into compliance with this subdivision.
Source. 1985, 72:1, eff. July 1, 1985.