The hearing shall be conducted by an administrative law judge assigned from the Office of Administrative Hearings established under ORS 183.605 (Office of Administrative Hearings). The hearing shall be conducted as provided for contested cases under ORS chapter 183.
If it appears that the products are not being stored, sold, kept, offered or exposed for sale in violation of law, the products shall be released to the owner or person in possession. If it appears that all or part of such products may be reconditioned or relabeled or segregated in such a way as to comply with state laws, the owner or person in possession may cause them to be reconditioned, relabeled or segregated at the owner’s or person’s own expense, after which the department shall release them. If it appears that all or a part of the products may not be reconditioned, relabeled or segregated in such a way as to comply with state laws, that portion of the products which may not be so treated shall be destroyed, unless the owner or person in possession executes and delivers to the department a good and sufficient bond to the effect that the products shall not be sold, disposed of or used contrary to the laws of Oregon and the rules, regulations or orders thereunder promulgated. If any food products are found to be unfit for human consumption but suitable for animal feeding, such food products may be used for animal feeding as permitted by the department. [Formerly part of 616.095; 1971 c.734 §88; 1999 c.849 §§119,120; 2003 c.75 §47]