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What Is in California’s Code of Regulations Title 3?

Title 3 is the ‘Food and Agriculture’ division

By Chris Micheli, May 2, 2022 4:44 pm

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 3 is one of 27 Titles that contain state regulations. Title 3, called “Food and Agriculture,” contains 8 Divisions. There are also numerous chapters and articles containing regulatory sections, or individual regulations. The following is a broad overview of CCR Title 3.

Division 1 Administration

Chapter 1 General – 2 Sections

Chapter 1.1 Department of Food and Agriculture – Conflict of Interest Code

Chapter 1.2 Department of Pesticide Regulation – Conflict of Interest Code

Chapter 2 Examination for County Officers/Employees

Article 1 Qualifications – 9 Sections

Article 2 Examination – 13 Sections

Article 3 License of Eligibility – 5 Sections

Article 4 Seasonal County Standardization Inspector – 3 Sections

Chapter 3 Regulation for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970

Article 1 Incorporation by Reference – 4 Sections

Chapter 4 Permit Reform Act

Article 1 Department of Food and Agriculture – Permit Reform Act – 2 Sections

Chapter 5 Grant Administration – 51 Sections

Division 2 Animal Industry

Chapter 1 Dairies

Article 1. Wholesome Feeds – 2 Sections

Article 2. Market Cream

Article 3. Neutralization of Cream for Butter – 1 Section

Article 4. Special Varieties of Cheese – 31 Sections

Article 5. Frozen Dairy Products – 9 Sections

Article 6. Neutralization of Ice Cream Mix – 1 Section

Article 7. Acidophilus or Modified Milk – 8 Sections

Article 8. Imitation Ice Cream and Imitation Ice Milk – 13 Sections

Article 9. Products Resembling Milk Products – 8 Sections

Article 10. Sterilization and Handling Practices – 12 Sections and 1 Appendix

Article 11. Milk Products Plant Score Card – 1 Section

Article 12. Identification of Containers – 1 Section

Article 13. Personal Examinations and Licenses – 8 Sections

Article 14. Official and Approved Testing Methods and Protocols  – 13 Sections

Article 14.5. Nonfat Milk Solids Testing and Reporting [Repealed]

Article 14.6. Testing of Raw Milk for Butterfat by Light Transmission [Repealed]

Article 14.7. Testing of Raw Milk for Butterfat and Other Milk Constituents by Infrared Light Transmission [Repealed]

Article 14.8. Third Party Testing – 4 Sections

Article 15. Registration of Dairy Containers Brands – 2 Sections

Article 16. Milk Products Plant Construction – 1 Section

Article 17. Condemnation of Milk Products – 6 Sections

Article 18. Milk Separation – 1 Section

Article 19. Operators of Pasteurization Equipment – 6 Sections

Article 20. Milk Products Plant Floor Drains – 1 Section

Article 21. Milk Inspection Services – 28 Sections

Article 22. Permanent Market Milk Dairy Buildings  – 15 Sections

Article 23. Evaporated Milk or Condensed Milk – 5 Sections

Article 24. Butter Grades – 2 Sections

Article 25. Labeling and Advertising of Milk Products, Imitation Milk Products and Products Resembling Milk Products – 5 Sections

Chapter 2 Livestock Disease Control (Animal Quarantine)

Article 1. Removal of Cattle, Etc., from Slaughterhouse Pens, Etc. [Repealed]

Article 1.5. Bovine Brucellosis – 17 Sections

Article 2. Movement of Cattle into California from Mexico – 5 Sections

Article 2.5. Tuberculosis in Cattle and Specified Animals – 4 Sections

Article 3. Interstate and Intrastate Movement of Sheep and Goats – 10 Sections

Article 3.5. Brucella Ovis Free Flock Certification – 1 Sections

Article 4. Vessel and Aircraft Garbage Disposal – 5 Sections

Article 5. Control Fowl Pest and Asiatic Newcastle Disease [Repealed]

Article 5.5. Pollorum Disease and Fowl Typhoid of Poultry [Repealed]

Article 6. Vesicular Exanthema in Swine -Quarantine Regulation – 6 Sections

Article 7. Swine Diseases from Garbage – 6 Sections

Article 8. Swine Disease Programs – 5 Sections

Article 8.5. Interstate and Intrastate Movement of Swine – 10 Sections

Article 9. Reportable Conditions for Animals and Animal Products – 1 Section

Article 10. Cattle Health Advisory Task Force – 1 Section

Article 11. Emergency Control and Eradication of Animal Diseases – 2 Sections

Article 12. Bovine Trichomonosis Control Program – 9 Sections

Article 13. Interstate Movement of Poultry – 6 Sections

Article 14. Animal Disease Traceability – 12 Sections

Chapter 3 Livestock Identification

Article 1. Modified Point of Origin Inspection Areas – 1 Section

Article 2. Feed Lot Inspection of Cattle – 6 Sections

Article 3. Inspection at Slaughter – 8 Sections

Article 4. Branding and Inspection – 12 Sections

Chapter 4 Meat Inspection

Article 1. Meat and Poultry Inspection – 4 Sections

Article 2. Supplemental Requirements, Licensing and Inspection – 12 Sections

Article 3. Facilities for Inspection and Sanitation – 16 Sections

Article 4. Ante-Mortem Inspection – 18 Sections

Article 5. Post-Mortem Inspection – 21 Sections

Article 6. Disposal of Diseased or Otherwise Adulterated Carcasses and Parts – 37 Sections

Article 7. Humane Slaughter of Livestock – 2 Sections

Article 8. Handling and Disposal of Condemned or Other Inedible Products at Official Establishments – 5 Sections

Article 9. Marking Products and Containers – 12 Sections

Article 10. Labeling, Marking Devices, and Containers – 15 Sections

Article 11. Entry into Official Establishments; Reinspection and Preparation of Products – 19 Sections

Article 12. Definitions and Standards of Identity or Composition – 2 Sections

Article 13. Preparation and Processing Operations – 4 Sections

Article 14. Records and Reports – 16 Sections

Article 36. Definitions – 1 Section

Article 37. Licenses and Registrations – 3 Sections

Article 37.1. Enforcement Fees for Renderers, Collection Centers, and Transporters of Inedible Kitchen Grease – 2 Sections

Article 37.2. Rendering Industry Advisory Board – 7 Sections

Article 38. Horsemeat and Pet Food Importers – 1 Section

Article 39. Horse Slaughter for Human Food – 1 Section

Article 40. Pet Food – 4 Sections

Article 41. Transportation of Dead Animals – 7 Sections

Article 42. Transporters of Inedible Kitchen Grease – 5 Sections

Article 43. Collection Centers – 4 Sections

Article 44. Renderers – 9 Sections

Article 45. Retaining and Rejecting – 3 Sections

Article 46. Denaturing – 2 Sections

Article 47. Hours of Operation and Overtime – 2 Sections

Article 48. General Provisions – 5 Sections

Chapter 5 Poultry Inspection

Article 1. Definitions – 1 Section

Article 2. Applicability of Regulations – 1 Section

Article 3. Scope of Inspection – 1 Section

Article 4. Application for Poultry Plant License – 2 Sections

Article 5. Official Numbers and Compliance with Regulations – 3 Sections

Article 6. Buildings and Establishment Facilities – 2 Sections

Article 7. Sanitation – 12 Sections

Article 8. Operations and Procedures – 8 Sections

Article 9. Application for Examination and Poultry Meat Inspector License – 1 Section

Article 10. Compliance with Laws and Regulations – 1 Section

Article 11. Poultry Meat Inspectors – 5 Sections

Article 12. Marking Receptacles and Tagging Unsanitary Equipment – 2 Sections

Article 13. Ante-Mortem Inspection – 17 Sections

Article 14. Humane Slaughter of Poultry – 16 Sections

Article 15. Post Mortem Inspection – 8 Sections

Article 16. Denaturing and Disposing of Condemned Carcasses and Products – 1 Section

Article 17. Marking and Identifying Poultry Meat and Products – 1 Section

Article 18. Labeling – 4 Sections

Article 19. Reinspection and Preparation of Products – 3 Sections

Article 20. Samples for Laboratory Examination – 1 Section

Article 21. Canning – 1 Section

Article 22. Preparation of Uninspected Articles – 1 Section

Article 23. Tagging Chemicals, Etc., ”State of California Rejected/Retained” – 1 Section

Article 24. Products for Other Uses – 1 Section

Article 25. Reports – 3 Sections

Article 26. Importation of Poultry Meat into California – 4 Sections

Article 27. Processing New York Dressed Poultry – 1 Section

Article 28. State and Food Drug Laws – 2 Sections

Chapter 6 Drugging of Horses – 8 Sections

Chapter 7 Restricted Animals

Article 1. Permits for Transportation and Sale of Diseased Animals – 4 Sections

Article 2. Disposition of Animals Manifesting Disease – 5 Sections

Article 3. Quarantine – 10 Sections

Article 4. Feeding Restricted Cattle – 5 Sections

Chapter 8 Animal Biologics [Repealed]

Chapter 9 Informal Hearings

Article 1. Informal Hearing Requirements – 5 Sections

Division 3 Economics

Chapter 1. Fruit and Vegetable Standardization

Subchapter 1. Canning Tomatoes – 30 Sections

Subchapter 2. Dried Fruits and Nuts [Renumbered]

Subchapter 3. Eggs – 26 Sections

Subchapter 4. Fresh Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables – 498 Sections

Subchapter 5. Grapes for By-Products [Repealed]

Subchapter 6. Honey – 7 Sections

Subchapter 7. Seed Potatoes [Repealed]

Subchapter 8. Emergency Standards [Repealed]

Subchapter 9. Poultry and Rabbit Meat Classes – 9 Sections

Subchapter 10. Raw Products Inspection for Processing Analysis Different – 48 Sections

Chapter 2. Markets

Article 1. Reports by Grape Processors – 1 Section

Chapter 2.2. Market Enforcement

Subchapter 1. Licensing – 24 Sections

Chapter 2.5. Export Market Development

Article 1. Criteria for State Funds and Cooperator Funds – 3 Sections

Chapter 3. Milk Stabilization and Marketing of Milk and Dairy Products

Subchapter 1. Unlawful Practices in Marketing Milk and Dairy Products – 47 Sections

Subchapter 2. Sale of Manufacturing Milk, Market Milk and Dairy Products – 15 Sections

Subchapter 3. Petitions and Hearings – 5 Sections

Subchapter 4. Milk Producers Security Trust Fund – 3 Sections

Chapter 4. Shipping Point Inspection – 3 Sections

Chapter 5. California Beef Council Law Assessments – 3 Sections

Division 4 Plant Industry

Chapter 1. Chemistry

Subchapter 1. Fertilizing Materials – 6 Sections

Subchapter 2. Economic Poisons [Repealed]

Subchapter 3. Tolerances and Exemptions from Tolerances for Pesticide Chemicals in or on Raw Agricultural Commodities [Repealed]

Chapter 2. Field Crops

Subchapter 1. Bonded Warehouses [Repealed]

Subchapter 2. Commercial Feed – 80 Sections

Subchapter 3. Field Crops Standards, Inspection and Certification – 6 Sections

Subchapter 5. Rice Identity Preservation – 9 Sections

Chapter 3. Entomology and Plant Quarantine

Subchapter 1. Apiaries – 11 Sections

Subchapter 2. Nursery Stock – 81 Sections

Subchapter 3. Pest Control Operations – 24 Sections

Subchapter 4. Plant Quarantine – 63 Sections

Subchapter 5. Insect Pest Control – 2 Sections

Chapter 4. Plant Pathology

Subchapter 1. Host – Free Districts and Periods (Western Celery Mosaic) – 3 Sections

Subchapter 2. Meyer Lemon – 2 Sections

Subchapter 3. Eradication Areas – 3 Sections

Subchapter 4. Nematodes – 1 Section

Subchapter 5. Pierce’s Disease Control Program – 15 Sections

Subchapter 6. Plant Disease Control – 10 Sections

Chapter 5. Rodent and Weed Control and Seed Inspection

Subchapter 1. San Joaquin Valley Quality Cotton District – 33 Sections

Subchapter 2. Crop Seed Certification and Screenings [Repealed]

Subchapter 3. Seed Inspection – 39 Sections

Subchapter 4. Vertebrate Pests [Repealed]

Chapter 6. Weed Free Areas and Weed Eradication Areas

Article 1. Klamath Weed [Repealed]

Article 2. Puncture Vine [Repealed]

Article 3. Wild Scotch Broom [Repealed]

Article 4. Russian Thistle [Repealed]

Article 5. Alligatorweed – 1 Section

Article 6. Dudaim Melon – 1 Section

Article 7. Hydrilla – 1 Section

Article 8. South American Spongeplant [Repealed]

Subchapter 5. Wild Bird and Animal Importations

Subchapter 6. Noxious Weed Species – 1 Section

Chapter 7. Miscellaneous Rulings

Subchapter 1. Service Charges – 4 Sections

Chapter 8. Industrial Hemp Cultivation

Article 1. Registration of Industrialhemp Growers – 3 Sections

Article 2. Regulations for Industrial Hemp Cultivation – 11 Sections

Article 3. Abatement and Enforcement – 2 Sections

Division 5 Livestock Drugs

Chapter 1. Sales of Restricted Livestock Drugs

Article 1. Definitions – 1 Sections

Article 2. General Provisions – 1 Section

Article 3. Licensing – 2 Sections

Article 4. Recordkeeping – 1 Section

Article 5. Violations and Penalties – 2 Sections

Chapter 2. Sales of California Prescription Drugs

Article 1. Definitions – 1 Section

Article 2. General Provisions – 1 Section

Article 3. Additional Requirements – 5 Sections

Article 4. Violations and Penalties – 2 Sections

Division 6 Pesticides and Pest Control Operations

Chapter 1. Pesticide Regulatory Program

Subchapter 1. Definition of Terms – 1 Section

Subchapter 2. Program Certification

Article 1. Purpose – 2 Sections

Article 2. Standards – 3 Sections

Article 3. Consultation – 1 Section

Subchapter 3. Agricultural Commissioner Penalties

Article 1. Guidelines – 3 Sections

Subchapter 4. Inspection and Investigation Procedures

Article 1. Inspection, Copying and Sampling – 2 Sections

Subchapter 5. Sunset Review of Regulations

Article 1. Sunset Review Schedule – 1 Section

Chapter 2. Pesticides

Subchapter 1. Pesticide Registration

Article 1. General Provisions – 14 Sections

Article 2. Registration Requirements – 4 Sections

Article 3. Supplemental Data Requirements – 26 Sections

Article 4. Conditional Registration – 1 Section

Article 5. Exemptions – 2 Sections

Article 6. Adverse Effects Disclosure – 1 Section

Article 7. Renewals – 3 Sections

Article 8. Reevaluation Criteria – 7 Sections

Article 9. Trade Secret [Repealed]

Article 10. Labeling – 8 Sections

Article 11. Subpackaging [Repealed]

Article 12. Consultation and Public Review – 5 Sections

Article 13. Research Authorization – 9 Sections

Article 14. Violations – 3 Sections

Article 15. Data Cost-Sharing – 3 Sections

Subchapter 2. Cancellations and Suspensions

Article 1. Cancellations – 1 Section

Article 2. Suspensions

Subchapter 3. Assessments

Article 1. MILL Assessment Collection – 4 Sections

Article 2. MILL Assessment Disbursement Criteria – 7 Sections

Subchapter 4. Restricted Materials

Article 1. Restricted Materials – 2 Sections

Article 2. Possession and Use Limitations – 4 Sections

Article 3. Permit System – 12 Sections

Article 4. Field Fumigation Use Requirements – 21 Sections

Article 5. Use Requirements – 21 Sections

Subchapter 5. Produce Carrying Pesticide Residue

Article 1. Tolerances and Exemptions – 2 Sections

Chapter 3. Pest Control Operations

Subchapter 1. Licensing – 33 Sections

Subchapter 2. Work Requirements – 37 Sections

Subchapter 3. Pesticide Worker Safety – 48 Sections

Chapter 4. Environmental Protection

Subchapter 1. Ground Water – 2 Sections

Subchapter 2. Air – 8 Sections

Subchapter 3. Aquatic and Marine Environments – 4 Sections

Subchapter 5. Surface Water – 3 Sections

Subchapter 6. Pollinator Protection – 5 Sections

Division 7 Fairs and Expositions

Chapter 1. Fair Improvement Allocation Procedures

Article 1. Fair Improvement Allocation Procedures – 5 Sections

Chapter 2. Revenue Generating Contracts

Article 1. Vendor Contracts – 1 Section

Article 2. Motorized Racing Contracts – 1 Section

Division 8 Cannabis Cultivation [Renumbered]

Chapter 2. Cannabis Appellations Program

Article 1. Definitions – 1 Section

Article 2. Petitions – 8 Sections

Article 3. Petition Review Process – 4 Sections

Chapter 3. Ocal Program

Article 1. Definitions – 2 Sections

Article 2. Applicability – 6 Sections

Article 3. Ocal Cultivation and Distribution Requirements – 11 Sections

Article 4. Labels, Labeling, and Market Information – 4 Sections

Article 5. Accreditation and Registration of Certifying Agents – 13 Sections

Article 6. Certification of Operations – 7 Sections

Article 7. Fees – 4 Sections

Article 8. Compliance – 14 Sections

Title 3 contains 2,324 Sections.

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  1. Title 3, Chapter 2, that’s where the Department of Pesticide Regulation gets it mojo from.

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