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What Is in California’s Food and Agriculture Code?

The ‘Food & Ag Code’ contains 27 Divisions

By Chris Micheli, April 2, 2022 5:23 pm

The California Food and Agriculture Code is one of 29 Codes that contain state statutes. The Food and Agriculture Code, often referred to as the “Food & Ag Code,” contains 27 Divisions. There are also numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, or individual statutes. The following is a broad overview of the Food and Agriculture Code.

GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS

There are 44 Sections.

DIVISION 1. STATE ADMINISTRATION [Sections 101 – 1501]

There are 3 Parts, 10 Chapters and 29 Articles.

DIVISION 2. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION [Sections 2001 – 2350]

There are 4 Chapters and 11 Articles.

DIVISION 3. EXPOSITIONS AND FAIRS [Sections 3001 – 4703]

There are 5 Parts, 26 Chapters and 11 Articles.

DIVISION 4. PLANT QUARANTINE AND PEST CONTROL [Sections 5001 – 8808]

There are 8 Parts, 32 Chapters and 81 Articles.

DIVISION 5. ANIMAL AND POULTRY QUARANTINE AND PEST CONTROL [Sections 9101 – 11305]

There are 4 Parts, 12 Chapters and 54 Articles.

DIVISION 6. PEST CONTROL OPERATIONS [Sections 11401 – 12408]

There are 10 Chapters and 17 Articles.

DIVISION 7. AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS, LIVESTOCK REMEDIES, AND COMMERCIAL FEEDS [Sections 12500 – 15340]

There are 14 Chapters and 78 Articles.

DIVISION 8. VESSEL AND AIRCRAFT GARBAGE [Sections 16001 – 16154]

There are 4 Chapters.

DIVISION 9. ANIMALS GENERALLY [Sections 16301 – 19700]

There are 4 Parts, 19 Chapters and 54 Articles.

DIVISION 10. CATTLE PROTECTION [Sections 20001 – 22086]

There are 10 Chapters and 38 Articles.

DIVISION 11. HORSES, MULES, BURROS, SHEEP, AND SWINE [Sections 23001 – 24134]

There are 7 Chapters and 9 Articles.

DIVISION 12. POULTRY, RABBITS, EGGS, AND EGG PRODUCTS [Sections 24501 – 27690]

There are 4 Parts, 16 Chapters and 53 Articles.

DIVISION 13. BEE MANAGEMENT AND HONEY PRODUCTION [Sections 29000 – 29812]

There are 3 Chapters and 28 Articles.

DIVISION 14. REGULATION AND LICENSING OF DOGS [Sections 30501 – 31683]

There are 11 Chapters and 7Articles.

DIVISION 14.5. REGULATION OF CATS [Sections 31751 – 31765]

There are 2 Chapters,

DIVISION 14.8. ANIMALS [Sections 32000 – 32102]

There are 2 Parts.

DIVISION 15. MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS ACT OF 1947 [Sections 32501 – 39912]

There are 3 Parts, 25 Chapters and 159 Articles.

DIVISION 16. CERTIFICATION, PROCESSING AND CANNING, AND CANNED FOODS [Sections 40501 – 41867]

There are 5 Chapters and 34 Articles.

DIVISION 17. FRUIT, NUT, AND VEGETABLE STANDARDS [Sections 42501 – 49016]

There are 10 Chapters and 28 Articles.

DIVISION 18. FIELD CROPS, SEEDS, SEED POTATOES, ONE-VARIETY COTTON DISTRICTS, AND NURSERY STOCK GRADES AND STANDARDS [Sections 52001 – 53564]

There are 5 Chapters and 45 Articles.

DIVISION 20. PROCESSORS, STORERS, DEALERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS [Sections 54001 – 57700]

There are 14 Chapters and 93 Articles.

DIVISION 21. MARKETING [Sections 58001 – 63129]

There are 3 Parts, 18 Chapters and 87 Articles.

DIVISION 22. MARKETING ADVISORY AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCY LAWS [Sections 63901 – 79902]

There are 2 Parts, 39 Chapters and 298 Articles.

DIVISION 23. CALIFORNIA DESERT NATIVE PLANTS [Sections 80001 – 80201]

There are 8 Chapters.

DIVISION 24. INDUSTRIAL HEMP [Sections 81000 – 81015]

There are 19 Sections.

DIVISION 25. Food Labeling [Sections 82000 – 82001]

There are 2 Sections.

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3 thoughts on “What Is in California’s Food and Agriculture Code?

  1. This state regulates people to death. We tried “donating” oranges from our trees, even giving them away on the corner is “illegal”. Charity has been outlawed by the tyrannical state government.

  2. Comrades
    This site has become a nerd primer in Commissar gibberish…….so sad….you’re worked by them at every turn….enjoy control..

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