Written and submitted by CSLEA Member Joel Lambert, CDPH investigator
MOUNTAIN PASS - On December 9, 2019, investigators from the California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch, Food Transportation Enforcement Unit conducted commercial vehicle inspections at the Mountain Pass California Border Station.
The inspections occurred to ensure that commercial products were transported within California under safe and sanitary conditions, in accordance with California Law. Inspections included all manners of conveyance, such as trucks, tractor-trailers, and shipping containers.
“Most Californians give little thought to the protection that takes place to ensure we have a safe and healthy food supply,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “CDPH investigators protect consumers by enforcing California’s health and safety codes.”
California Health and Safety Code section 110140 provides that any authorized agent of CDPH may enter and inspect any vehicle, container, facility, or place where any food is suspected of being held, and review any record that has a bearing on whether the food is adulterated, misbranded, or falsely advertised.
Among the CSLEA members from the California Department of Public Health Food and Drug Branch, Food Transportation Enforcement Unit, who were involved in the operation, were Investigators Lambert and Stys.