Failure to comply with chapter or rules — Criminal penalties.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to sell raw milk from a dairy farm that is not licensed as a milk producer or a milk processing plant under this chapter.
(2) The sale of raw milk from a dairy farm that is not licensed as a milk producer and a milk processing plant under this chapter constitutes:
(a) For the first offense, a misdemeanor; and
(b) For the second and subsequent offenses, a gross misdemeanor punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(3) Neither the issuance of a cease and desist order nor payment of a civil penalty relieves the person so selling raw milk from criminal prosecution, but the remedy of a cease and desist order or civil penalty is in addition to any criminal liability.
[2006 c 157 § 7.]
| Findings -- 2006 c 157: See note following RCW 15.36.012.|