§ 5707. Harvest Batch Sampling
(a) The sampler shall obtain a representative sample from each prepacked or unpacked harvest batch. The representative sample must weigh 0.35% of the total harvest batch weight.
(b) A sampler may collect greater than 0.35% of a prepacked or unpacked harvest batch if necessary to perform the required testing or to ensure that the samples obtained are representative.
(c) The prepacked or unpacked harvest batch from which a sample is obtained shall weigh no more than 50.0 pounds. Laboratory analyses of a sample collected from a harvest batch weighing more than 50.0 pounds shall be deemed invalid and the harvest batch from which the sample was obtained may not be released for retail sale.
(d) When the sampler obtains a representative sample from an unpacked harvest batch, the sampler shall do all the following:
(1) Collect the number of increments relative to the unpacked harvest batch size as listed in the following table;
(2) Obtain increments from random and varying locations of the unpacked harvest batch, both vertically and horizontally. To the extent practicable, the increments obtained from an unpacked
harvest batch shall be of equal weight; and
(3) To the extent practicable, collect an equal number of increments from each container if the unpacked harvest batch is stored in multiple containers.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26104
and 26110, Business and Professions Code.