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(a) Inspection and Cost Thereof. It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Health, through his duly authorized representative, to inspect from time to time all places where salvaged goods and merchandise are sold, kept or distributed, and whenever it shall be found that said salvaged goods and merchandise, or any part thereof are unfit for the purpose for which they were manufactured or packed, or for which they are being offered for sale, to cause the same to be destroyed as constituting a public nuisance, and the cost of such destruction shall be a charge against the person in whose possession said unfit salvaged goods or merchandise may be found and the amount of said cost shall be payable to the Director of Public Health for the City and County upon demand.
(b) Examination of Goods and Payment of Cost Thereof. All inspections made by the Director of Public Health pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall consist in such examination of any salvaged goods and merchandise as will determine their fitness for any of the purposes for which they are sold, offered for sale, or to be sold, and when in the opinion of the Director of Public Health it is necessary to analyze any sample of any salvaged goods or merchandise, said Director of Public Health or his agents may take such article or such portion thereof as may be necessary to determine said fitness, and said determination may be made by laboratory or such other tests as the Director of Public Health shall deem proper. Pending the determination of said tests, the Director of Public Health may prohibit the sale or distribution or removal of any part of said salvaged goods or merchandise which are subject to said examination. The cost of all inspections and examinations shall be paid by the owner or custodian of said salvaged goods or merchandise, and the failure to pay such sum upon demand shall be sufficient ground to revoke said owner's or custodian's permit to deal in such goods and merchandise, and if said owner or custodian be not a licensed "dealer" the Director of Public Health shall not issue a permit for the sale or distribution of said goods or merchandise until the fee covering such inspection, examination or analysis has been paid.
(c) Exception. Salvaged goods and merchandise which have been inspected pursuant to the provisions of Sections 706 to 709, inclusive, of this Article, and approved for sale to the public, or purchased from a licensed "dealer" and, without being labeled or relabeled, bulked, packaged or reconditioned, resold by the purchaser thereof directly to the public, shall not be subject to reinspection, nor shall the purchases of such articles be required to obtain a permit to resell the same except in so far as said goods may be subject to inspection of license to sell the same by any other law or ordinance.
(d) Economic Poisons. Where economic poisons form a part of any salvaged goods or merchandise, such economic poisons shall be disposed of only in accordance with the provisions of Sections 1065 and 1066 of the Agricultural Code of the State of California.
(Amended by Ord. 93-68, App. 4/19/68)