Farm regulators consider ‘stop work’ order

The Oregon Department of Agriculture may enforce new regulations to stop the illegal actions of food manufacturers and pesticide applicators.

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Currently, the agency can suspend or revoke the license of a food establishment or pesticide applicator that’s violating the law, but such sanctions may be overkill in some situations, said Lauren Henderson, ODA’s assistant director.

…Under the proposed “stop work” authority, the ODA could simply require a company to cease using that cooler until it’s fixed, he said.

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