Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 436.022


The department or a health authority may, on presenting appropriate credentials to the owner, operator, or agent in charge:


enter at reasonable times, including when processing is conducted, an establishment or location in which molluscan shellfish or crabmeat is processed, packed, pasteurized, or held for introduction into commerce or held after introduction into commerce;


enter a vehicle being used to transport or hold the molluscan shellfish or crabmeat in commerce; or


inspect the establishment, location, or vehicle, including equipment, records, files, papers, materials, containers, labels, or other items, and obtain samples necessary for enforcement of this chapter.


The inspection of an establishment or location is to determine whether the molluscan shellfish or crabmeat:


is adulterated or misbranded;


may not be processed, introduced into commerce, sold, or offered for sale under this chapter or department rules; or


is otherwise in violation of this chapter.


The department or a health authority may not inspect:


financial data;


sales data, other than shipment data;


pricing data;


personnel data, other than personnel data relating to the qualifications of technical and professional personnel; or


research data.
Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 336, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1090, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 436.022 — Inspection, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­436.­htm#436.­022 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 436.022’s source at texas​.gov