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2-1011. Violations; civil and criminal penalties; seizure proceedings. (1) It shall be deemed a violation of this act for any manufacturer, importer, jobber, firm, association, corporation or person to sell, offer or expose for sale, or distribute in this state any commercial feeding stuffs:

(A) Unless the manufacturer, importer, jobber, firm, association, corporation or person has been issued a license for each manufacturing or distribution facility pursuant to K.S.A. 2-1014, and amendments thereto; (B) which is not labeled as required by law; (C) which bears a false or misleading statement on the label or the advertising accompanying the commercial feeding stuffs; (D) which is adulterated or contains any substance or substances which may render the commercial feeding stuffs injurious to public health or the health of livestock, poultry and pets.

(2) It shall be deemed a violation of this act for any manufacturer, importer, jobber, firm, association, corporation or person to: (A) Mutilate, destroy, obliterate or remove the label or any part thereof, or do any act which may result in the misbranding or false labeling of such commercial feeding stuffs; (B) fail or neglect to file the tonnage report and pay the inspection fee due thereon as required; (C) file a false report of the tonnage of feeding stuffs sold for any period; (D) impede, obstruct, hinder or otherwise prevent or attempt to prevent the secretary or the secretary's authorized agents in the performance of any duty in connection with the enforcement of the provisions of article 10 of chapter 2 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

(3) Any manufacturer, importer, jobber, firm, association, corporation or person who shall violate any of the provisions of article 10 of chapter 2 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, or the rules and regulations adopted, may incur a civil penalty in an amount not more than $1,000 per violation, and in the case of a continuing violation every day such violation continues may be deemed a separate violation. Such civil penalty may be assessed in addition to any other penalty provided by law. Any civil penalty assessed pursuant to this subsection is subject to review in accordance with the Kansas judicial review act.

(4) Any manufacturer, importer, jobber, firm, association, corporation or person who shall violate any of the provisions of article 10 of chapter 2 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, or the rules and regulations adopted, in a willful or wanton manner shall be guilty of a class A, nonperson misdemeanor.

(5) Any commercial feeding stuffs misbranded or adulterated or containing or suspected of containing any substance or substances injurious to public health or the health of livestock, poultry or pets or which is offered or exposed for sale in violation of any of the provisions of article 10 of chapter 2 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, shall be subject to seizure in place until such time that the final disposition of the affected feeding stuffs has been determined by sampling and analysis. Within 30 days of seizure in place, upon verification that the suspected feeding stuffs are misbranded, adulterated or contain a substance or substances that may be injurious to public health or the health of livestock, poultry or pets, the secretary shall issue an order establishing measures to prevent further contamination or the threat to public or animal health. The opportunity for hearing pursuant to the Kansas administrative procedure act shall be provided upon issuance of the order. The secretary may order the destruction of contaminated feeding stuffs if no alternative assures that further contamination or health hazards are averted, and may be imposed in addition to any other penalty established by law. The district courts of the state of Kansas shall have jurisdiction to restrain violations of this act by injunction.

History: L. 1923, ch. 105, § 11; R.S. 1923, § 2-1011; L. 1945, ch. 2, § 3; L. 1971, ch. 2, § 2; L. 1979, ch. 4, § 3; L. 1994, ch. 233, § 4; L. 2001, ch. 59, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 17, § 4; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2001, ch. 5, §9, but that version was repealed by L. 2001, ch. 167, § 16.


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