§ 21-9-13. Regulations.
(a) The authority to promulgate regulations for the efficient enforcement of this chapter is vested in the director of health, and he or she is authorized to promulgate, among others, regulations, definitions, and standards which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter to govern the manufacture, labeling, transportation, advertising, and sale of frozen desserts and frozen dessert mixes, and the employee health standards and the sanitary conditions of the buildings, grounds, equipment, containers, and vehicles where those products are handled, manufactured, transported, sold, and/or stored.
(b) Whenever the action will promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers, the director of health shall promulgate regulations fixing and establishing for frozen desserts and frozen dessert mixes definitions and standards of identity and quality and reasonable standards of fill of containers. In prescribing a definition and standard of identity for frozen desserts and frozen dessert mixes in which optional ingredients are permitted, the director of health shall, for the purpose of promoting honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers, designate the optional ingredients which shall be named on the label.
(c) The definitions and standards promulgated under the provisions of this chapter shall conform as far as practicable to the definitions and standards promulgated under the authority of 21 U.S.C. § 341.
(d) Hearings authorized or required by this chapter shall be conducted by the director of health or any officer, agent, or employee that the director of health may designate for the purpose.
(e) The adoption of regulations shall be in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42.
(P.L. 1953, ch. 3176, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 21-9-15; P.L. 1962, ch. 129, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 238, § 3; P.L. 1989, ch. 542, § 36; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 46.)