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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 500.165

Transporting shipments of food items; rules; penalty.


It is unlawful for a carrier to transport food items in a vehicle or rail car that has been or is being used to transport solid waste, hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, biohazardous wastes, or any substance that may pose a threat to human health.


The department may by rule set standards for decontamination and provide for exceptions when the standards are met. The department may adopt rules to implement the provisions of this section. The department shall also adopt rules for administrative fines based upon the potential damage caused by violation, not to exceed the amount specified in subsection (3).


Any person who violates subsection (1) or the rules adopted under subsection (2) is subject to an administrative fine not to exceed $50,000 per violation. In addition, any person who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.


s. 15, ch. 92-180; s. 14, ch. 94-180.