Section 9-11-26

Published: 2015

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Section 9-11-26

Section 9-11-26Penalty for offering to sell shellfish, wild fish, or farm-raised fish processed with certain banned drugs.

Any person, including a processor, distributor, retailer, or food service establishment, who knowingly offers for direct retail sale for human consumption any shellfish, wild fish, or farm-raised fish that has been processed with chloramphenicol, nitrofurans, or similar veterinary drugs, which are used in processing some imported seafood and banned by the United States Food and Drug Administration, shall be punished, on conviction, by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or a sentence of not more than one year, or both.

(Act 2004-526, p. 1104, §1.)