CA Food & Agric Code Section 44981


Inspection to determine maturity of avocados may be performed prior to preparation for market, either at roadside by the orchard or enroute to or at the first point of packing. The results shall serve as a cause for placing all or any sizes of the avocados under a disposal order for testing after grading or packing when the oil content is less than required by this chapter.


Any lot of avocados suspected as being in noncompliance with the provisions of this chapter shall be placed under a disposal order for control to a specified location in this state for disposition.


Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring inspection prior to preparation for market.


For purposes of this section “roadside inspection” means an inspection conducted for quality and maturity standards at or near the place of production, or on the transporting vehicle while the product is in transit, or at a place where avocados are being stored.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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