eLaws of Florida

  SECTION 500.04. Prohibited acts.  


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  • 1The following acts and the causing thereof within the state are prohibited:
    13(1) 14The manufacture, sale or delivery, holding or offering for sale of any food that is adulterated or misbranded.
    32(2) 33The adulteration or misbranding of any food.
    40(3) 41The receipt in commerce of any food that is adulterated or misbranded, and the delivery or proffered delivery thereof for pay or otherwise.
    64(4) 65The sale, delivery for sale, holding for sale, or offering for sale of any article in violation of s. 84500.1285.
    86(5) 87The dissemination of any false advertisement.
    93(6) 94The refusal to permit entry or inspection, or to permit the taking of a sample, as authorized by s. 113500.147114.
    115(7) 116The giving of a guaranty or undertaking with respect to a food, which guaranty or undertaking is false, except by a person who relied on a guaranty or undertaking to the same effect signed by, and containing the name and address of, the person residing in this state from whom she or he received in good faith the food.
    175(8) 176The removal, disposal, or use of a detained or embargoed article or food processing equipment in violation of s. 195500.172196.
    197(9) 198The alteration, mutilation, destruction, obliteration, or removal of the whole or any part of the labeling of a food, or the doing of any other act with respect to a food, if such act is done while such article is held for sale and such act results in such article being misbranded.
    250(10) 251Forging; counterfeiting; simulating; falsely representing; or, without proper authority, using any mark, stamp, tag, label, or other identification device authorized or required by rules adopted under this chapter.
    279(11) 280The alteration, mutilation, destruction, obliteration, or removal of the whole or any part of the labeling information, whether in coded form or otherwise, identifying the article’s expiration date or similar date, date of manufacture, or manufacturing or distribution lot or batch, if such act is done while such article is held for sale.
History.-s. 3, ch. 19656, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(667); s. 2, ch. 57-167; s. 1, ch. 70-994; s. 6, ch. 82-225; s. 120, ch. 83-218; s. 5, ch. 87-388; s. 9, ch. 92-180; s. 5, ch. 94-180; s. 602, ch. 97-103; s. 17, ch. 97-220.