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15.01.09.00.htm 15.01.09.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Chapter 09 Advertising Agricultural Products as Local or Locally Grown Authority: Agriculture Article §10-1701, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.01.09.01.htm 15.01.09.01. 01 Purpose.. A. The purpose of this chapter is to require a person who advertises a particular agricultural product as local or locally grown to disclose certain information about the particular product. It applies to any person who, in advertising a particular agricultural product for sale in this State, represents the particular product to be local or locally grown, including, but not limited to, wholesalers, retail stores, farmers markets, and restaurants.
15.01.09.02.htm 15.01.09.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Advertise” means to publish, circulate, disseminate, or place before the public in any way or through any medium.2) “Agricultural product” means raw meat, eggs, fish, fruits, vegetables, shellfish, and processed dairy products, intended for human consumption.3) “Person” includes an individual, association, partnership, corporation, or any other business ent
15.01.09.03.htm 15.01.09.03. 03 Prohibition and Disclosure Statement.. A person may not advertise a particular agricultural product for sale as local or locally grown, or use any term that may lead a consumer to believe that the product is local or locally grown, including the term “regional” unless the advertisement includes a disclosure of the place of origin, naming the state where the product was originally grown or raised, or in the case of fish or shellfish, the state where the product
15.01.09.04.htm 15.01.09.04. 04 Posting of Disclosure Statement.. A. A person who is subject to the requirements of this chapter shall post in a clear and conspicuous manner the disclosure statement required by Regulation .03 of this chapter so that it can be seen easily by the consumer before the consumer buys or consumes the product about which the disclosure is made.B. A person subject to this chapter shall post the disclosure statement required by Regulation .03 of this chapter with or im
15.01.09.05.htm 15.01.09.05. 05 Documentation Requirement.. Upon request by the Secretary, a person subject to the requirements of this chapter shall provide the Secretary with documentation that shows the state of origin for any agricultural product advertised for sale as local or locally grown.
15.01.09.06.htm 15.01.09.06. 06 Penalty.. A person who knowingly violates this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to a penalty provided in Agriculture Article, Title 12, Annotated Code of Maryland.
15.01.09.9999.htm 15.01.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 27, 2011 (38:13 Md. R. 757).
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