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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 196

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  196.866.  Manufacturer's license required, exceptions — application, fees, investigation — expires when — license withheld or revoked, notice, hearing — judicial review. — 1.  Every person, firm, association or corporation, before engaging in the business of manufacturing or freezing ice cream, mellorine, frozen dessert products or any other product defined in sections 196.851 to 196.895, shall first obtain a license from the director of the department of health and senior services of the state of Missouri.  A license shall be obtained for each plant or place of business where ice cream, ice cream mix, ice milk, sherbet, frozen malt, ice milk mix, mellorine, edible fat frozen dessert or ices are manufactured or frozen.  Hotels, motels, restaurants, boardinghouses, or other concerns or agents which shall manufacture or freeze ice cream, or related frozen food products defined in sections 196.851 to 196.895 for the use of their patrons, guests, or servants, shall be required to take out the license herein provided for; provided, that nothing in this section shall apply to private homes, hospitals, churches, or fraternal organizations manufacturing such products for their own use or to retailers dealing in ice cream or frozen dessert products received in the final frozen form from a licensed manufacturer.

  2.  Applications for such licenses, both frozen dessert and mellorine, shall be accompanied by a statutory fee as follows: For each plant producing annually not in excess of five thousand gallons, ten dollars; in excess of five thousand gallons and not in excess of fifteen thousand gallons, fifteen dollars; in excess of fifteen thousand gallons and not in excess of twenty-five thousand gallons, twenty-five dollars; in excess of twenty-five thousand gallons and not in excess of fifty thousand gallons, fifty dollars; in excess of fifty thousand gallons and not in excess of one hundred thousand gallons, seventy-five dollars; in excess of one hundred thousand gallons and not in excess of two hundred thousand gallons, one hundred dollars; in excess of two hundred thousand gallons and not in excess of four hundred thousand gallons, one hundred twenty-five dollars; over four hundred thousand gallons, one hundred fifty dollars, and shall be made to the director of the department of health and senior services, upon such forms and shall show such information as may be demanded by the department of health and senior services, and the said director of the department of health and senior services, upon receipt of application for such license, shall cause to be investigated the equipment and the sanitary conditions of the plant or place of business for which the license is applied.  If the condition of the plant or place of business is found to be satisfactory, a license shall be issued by the director of the department of health and senior services to such applicant.

  3.  Each license so issued shall expire one year following the date of issuance.  All licenses for plants or places of business, when the manufacture of ice cream, ice cream mix, ice milk, sherbets, or ices is continued after the expiration of such licenses, shall be renewed annually.

  4.  The director of the department of health and senior services may withhold and refuse to issue a license for any plant or place of business that has not been conducted or is not prepared to be conducted in accordance with the requirements of sections 196.851 to 196.895 or any rules issued hereunder.  The director of the department of health and senior services shall have the power to revoke any license issued under sections 196.851 to 196.895 whenever it is determined by him that any of the provisions of sections 196.851 to 196.895 have been violated.  Any person, firm, association or corporation, whose license has been so revoked, shall discontinue operation of the business for which the license was issued until such time as the provisions of sections 196.851 to 196.895 have been complied with and a new license granted by the director of the department of health and senior services.  Before revoking any such license, the director of the department of health and senior services shall give written notice to the licensee affected, stating that he contemplates revocation of the same and giving his reasons therefor.  Said notice shall appoint a time and place for hearing and shall be mailed by registered mail to the licensee at least ten days before the date set for the hearing or personal service rendered.  The licensee may present to the director of the department of health and senior services such evidence as may have a bearing on the case, and, after hearing of the testimony, the director of the department of health and senior services shall decide the question in such manner as to him appears just and right.

  5.  Any licensee who feels aggrieved at the decision of the director of the department of health and senior services may appeal from said decision within sixty days by writ of certiorari to the circuit court of the county in which such person resides or in case of a firm, association or corporation, the county in which is located its principal place of business.

  6.  All fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury, subject to appropriation by the general assembly.

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(L. 1955 p. 708 § 196.880, A.L. 1980 S.B. 707)


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