Health & Safety Code Section 431.0495
(a)In conjunction with the issuance of an emergency order under Section 431.045 (Emergency Order) or the detention or embargo of an article under Section 431.048 (Detained or Embargoed Article), the commissioner may order a food, drug, device, cosmetic, or consumer commodity to be recalled from commerce.
(b)The commissioner’s recall order may require the articles to be removed to one or more secure areas approved by the department.
(c)The recall order must be in writing and signed by the commissioner.
(d)The recall order may be issued before or in conjunction with the affixing of the tag or other appropriate marking as provided by Section 431.048 (Detained or Embargoed Article)(a) or in conjunction with the commissioner’s issuance of an emergency order under Section 431.045 (Emergency Order).
(e)The recall order is effective until the order:
(1)expires on its own terms;
(2)is withdrawn by the commissioner;
(3)is reversed by a court in an order denying condemnation under Section 431.050 (Condemnation); or
(4)is set aside at the hearing provided to affirm, modify, or set aside an emergency order under Section 431.045 (Emergency Order).
(f)The claimant of the articles or the claimant’s agent shall pay the costs of the removal and storage of the articles removed.
(g)If the claimant or the claimant’s agent fails or refuses to carry out the recall order in a timely manner, the commissioner may provide for the recall of the articles. The costs of the recall shall be assessed against the claimant of the articles or the claimant’s agent.
(h)The commissioner may request the attorney general to bring an action in the district court of Travis County to recover the costs of the recall. In a judgment in favor of the state, the court may award costs, attorney fees, court costs, and interest from the time the expense was incurred through the date the department is reimbursed.
Section 431.0495 — Recall Orders,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.431.htm#431.0495 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).