2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 7 - FOOD AND DRUGS
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
SECTION 35-7-121 - Inspections; examinations.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-121 (2017)

35-7-121. Inspections; examinations.

(a) For purposes of enforcement of this act, the director or a local health department official may, upon presenting appropriate credentials to the owner, operator or agent in charge:

(i) Enter at reasonable time any factory, warehouse or establishment in which food, drugs, devices or cosmetics are manufactured, processed or packed or held for introduction into commerce or after introduction or to enter any vehicle being used to transport or hold the food, drugs, devices or cosmetics in commerce; and

(ii) Inspect at any reasonable times and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner any factory, warehouse, establishment or vehicle and all pertinent equipment, finished and unfinished materials, containers and labeling therein, and to obtain samples necessary to the enforcement of this act, except that paragraph (i) of this subsection and this paragraph do not permit the director to inspect any establishment solely because it holds prepackaged food, drugs or cosmetics for retail sale by that establishment. The frequency of inspections shall be based on the relative food safety risk that the factory, warehouse, establishment or vehicle presents to the public, with no such facility receiving less than one (1) inspection per year;

(iii) Have access to and to copy all records of carriers in commerce showing the movement in commerce of any food, drugs, devices or cosmetics, or holding thereof during or after movement, and the quantity, shipper and consignee thereof.

(b) Upon completion of any inspection under this section but before leaving the premises, the director shall give to the owner, operator or agent in charge a report in writing setting forth any conditions or practices observed by him which in his judgment indicate that any food, drug, device or cosmetic in the establishment:

(i) Consists in whole or in part of any filthy, putrid or decomposed substance; or

(ii) Have been prepared, packed or held under unsanitary conditions whereby it may have become contaminated with filth or whereby it may have been rendered injurious to health. A copy of the report shall be sent promptly to the director.

(c) If the director obtains any sample during an inspection under this section, he shall give to the owner, operator or agent in charge a receipt describing the samples obtained before leaving the premises.

(d) If the director obtains a sample of any food during an inspection under this section and an analysis is made of the sample, a copy of the results of the analysis shall be furnished promptly to the owner, operator or agent in charge.

(e) Repealed By Laws 2000, Ch. 37, § 4.

(f) Any person conducting an inspection of an establishment for the department or any local health department shall demonstrate their qualifications by being a Wyoming or nationally registered environmental health specialist or sanitarian, a registered food safety specialist or hold an in-training status and be working toward registration, be standardized by the federal food and drug administration or meet qualifications set forth by the director in conjunction with the food safety council. Only a registered environmental health specialist or a registered food safety specialist shall be authorized to recommend the summary suspension of an establishment license by a regulatory authority pursuant to W.S. 35-7-125.

(g) Any inspector hired by a regulatory authority prior to July 1, 2000, shall have two (2) years from July 1, 2000 to meet the qualifications set forth in subsection (f) of this section. Any inspector hired by a regulatory authority after July 1, 2000, shall have one (1) year to meet the qualifications set forth in subsection (f) of this section.

(h) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to food prepared for, served, consumed, stored or sold at a traditional event or activity pursuant to W.S. 35-7-1703. The definitions in W.S. 35-7-1702 shall apply to this subsection.

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