STATE FOOD COMMISSIONER, DUTIES ENLARGED Act of Jul. 5, 1895, P.L. 605, No. 457 Cl. 03 AN ACT To enlarge the duties of the State Food Commissioner, authorizing him to enforce all laws against the adulterations or impurities in vinegar, jellies, cider, evaporated apples and all apple products, and the unlawful labeling in the State of Pennsylvania. Section 1. Enforcement of laws against adulteration of vinegar, etc. The state dairy and food commissioner shall be charged with the enforcement of all laws against fraud and adulteration or impurities in vinegar, jellies, cider, evaporated apples and all apple products, and the unlawful labeling of the same, in the State of Pennsylvania. 1895, July 5, P.L. 605, Sec. 1. Section 2. Inspection of vinegar, jellies, etc; prosecution of violations of act It shall be the duty of said dairy and food commissioner to inspect any articles of vinegar, jellies, cider, evaporated apples or other apple products made or offered for sale in the State of Pennsylvania as an article of food or drink, and to prosecute or cause to be prosecuted any person or persons, firm or firms, corporation or corporations engaged in the manufacture or sale of any adulterated article of food or drink, or adulterated in violation of or contrary to any laws of the State of Pennsylvania now in force or hereafter to be passed. 1895, July 5, P.L. 605, Sec. 2. Section 3. Powers That the said food commissioner and such assistants, agents, experts, chemists, detectives and counsel as he shall duly authorize for the purpose shall have full access, egress, ingress, to all places of business, factories, mills, buildings, carriages, cars, vessels and barrels, tanks and packages of whatever kind used in the manufacture and transportation and sale of any apple products, or of any adulteration or imitation thereof. They shall also have power and authority to open any package, barrel or vessel containing apple products, or any adulteration or imitation thereof, which may be manufactured, sold or exposed for sale in violation of any of the provisions of any act now enacted or which may be hereafter enacted in relation to apple products, or the adulteration or imitation or unlawful labeling thereof, and they shall also have power to take from such packages, barrel or vessel samples for an analysis, after tendering compensation for said samples thus taken. 1895, July 5, P.L. 605, Sec. 3. Section 4. Disposition of penalties That all penalties and costs shall be received by the State Board of Agriculture for the violation of this act and of other acts now enacted or hereafter to be enacted prohibiting or regulating the adulteration or imitation of any apple product, and shall be appropriated by the said board to the payment only of the necessary expenses incurred by the said Dairy and Food Commissioner and his assistants and agents in the investigation, discovery and prosecution of violation of this act. 1895, July 5, P.L. 605, Sec. 4. Section 5. Payment of expenses That all charges, accounts and expenses of the said Commissioner, and all of the assistants, agents, experts, chemists, detectives and counsel employed by him in carrying out the provisions of this act, shall be paid by the Treasurer of the State in the same manner as other accounts and expenses of the said Board of Agriculture are now paid, as provided by law. 1895, July 5, P.L. 605, Sec. 5. Section 6. Annual report That the said commissioner shall make an annual report of his work and proceedings, and shall report in detail the number and names of his assistants, agents, experts, chemists, detectives and counsel employed by him in carrying out the provisions of this act, together with their expenses and disbursements, and be a part of his general report, not a separate one, to the said State Board of Agriculture at its annual meeting. 1895, July 5, P.L. 605, Sec. 6.