(1)The Department may require a grower or handler to submit samples identified by the Department to a laboratory of the handler’s choosing to be tested in order to determine whether a grower or handler is in compliance with OAR 603-048-2300 (Testing of Industrial Hemp for Human Consumption and Hemp Items:) through 603-048-2500 (Quality Control and Research and Development Testing), and may require additional testing that is not required by these rules.
(2) To be sufficient to meet the requirement for audit testing under this rule, a grower or handler must ensure, through a testing agreement or contract, that the laboratory conducting the testing complies with these rules, to the extent they are applicable, and if conducting testing not required by these rules, may only use Authority approved methods.
(3) The Department may establish a process for the random testing of hemp items for microbiological contaminants.
(4) Any testing ordered under this rule must be paid for by the grower or handler.
Rule 603-048-2480 — Additional Testing,