Health & Safety Code Section 436.030
Recall from Commerce
(a)The department may order a recall of molluscan shellfish or crabmeat with:
(1)the detention or embargo of molluscan shellfish or crabmeat;
(2)the issuance of an emergency order under Section 436.025 (Emergency Order); or
(b)The recall order may require that the molluscan shellfish or crabmeat be removed to one or more secure areas approved by the department.
(c)The recall order must be in writing and be signed by the commissioner and may be issued:
(1)before or in conjunction with a tag or other marking as provided by Section 436.028 (Detained or Embargoed Article);
(2)with an emergency order authorized by Section 436.025 (Emergency Order); or
(d)The recall order is effective until it expires by its own terms, is withdrawn by the department, is reversed by a court in an order denying condemnation, or is set aside at a hearing authorized by Section 436.025 (Emergency Order).
(e)The claimant shall pay the costs of the removal and storage of a recalled product. If the claimant or the claimant’s agent fails to carry out the recall order, the department may recall the product. The department shall assess the costs of the recall against the claimant.
(f)The department may request the attorney general to bring an action in a district court in Travis County to recover the costs of recall. In a judgment in favor of the state, the court may award costs, attorney fees, and interest from the date the expense was incurred until the date the department is reimbursed.
Section 436.030 — Recall from Commerce,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.436.htm#436.030 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).