New Mexico Statutes Chapter 25. Food § 25-2-12. Manufacturing, packing and processing permits for certain classes of food; suspension; inspections
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A. Whenever the board finds after investigation that the distribution in New Mexico of any class of food may, by reason of contamination with microorganisms during manufacture, processing or packing thereof in any locality, be injurious to health and that such injurious nature cannot be adequately determined after such articles have entered commerce, it then and in such case only shall promulgate regulations providing for the issuance by the director to manufacturers, processors or packers of such class of food in such locality of permits to which shall be attached such conditions governing the manufacture, processing or packing of such class of food for such temporary period of time as may be necessary to protect the public health, and after the effective date of such regulations and during such temporary period, no person shall introduce or deliver for introduction into commerce any such food manufactured, processed or packed by any such manufacturer, processor or packer unless such manufacturer, processor or packer holds a permit issued by the director as provided by such regulations. In promulgating regulations pursuant to this section, the board shall follow the procedures set forth in Section 74-1-9 NMSA 1978.
B. The director is authorized to suspend immediately upon notice any permit issued under authority of this section if it is found that any of the conditions of the permit have been violated. The holder of a permit so suspended shall be privileged at any time to apply for the reinstatement of such permit, and the director shall, immediately after prompt hearing and an inspection of the establishment, reinstate such permit if it is found that adequate measures have been taken to comply with and maintain the conditions of the permit as originally issued or as amended.
C. The director shall have access to any factory or establishment, the operator of which holds a permit from the director for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the conditions of the permit are being complied with, and denial of access for such inspection shall be ground for suspension of the permit until such access is freely given by the operator.
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