Section 2-13-81

Cooperation among state agencies.

There shall be the fullest cooperation, including the making available of information, between the state Department of Agriculture and Industries, the State Board of Health and the Alabama Dairy Commission in the making of surveys, investigations and inquiries for the purpose of determining whether or in what manner the production, processing and distribution of milk, cream and milk products may affect the public health. Whenever the findings in the report of any survey, investigation or inquiry made by the state Department of Agriculture and Industries, the State Board of Health or the Alabama Dairy Commission show any hazard to public health existing incident to the production, processing or distribution of milk, cream or milk products, the State Board of Health shall take such action as may be necessary to remove such hazard. The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries may also take such action as may be necessary to remove such hazard under authority provided in Sections 2-13-84 and 2-13-92. Nothing contained in this article shall limit the authority of the State Board of Health to take immediate action when it appears necessary in the interest of public health. Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to limit or affect the authority and jurisdiction conferred on the Alabama Dairy Commission under any provisions of Article 2 of this chapter and any amendments thereto.

(Acts 1955, No. 570, p. 1239, §2.)