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§ 5108. Inspection, sampling and analysis. (a) Inspection.--For purposes of enforcement of this chapter, the department may inspect during business hours any facility, warehouse or establishment in which commercial feeds are manufactured, processed, packed or held for distribution. It may also enter and inspect any vehicle being used to transport or hold feeds. The inspector shall give written notice to the owner or person in charge of the facility, warehouse, establishment or vehicle prior to inspection. The inspection may include the verification of only those records and production and control procedures as may be necessary to determine compliance with this chapter. A separate notice shall be given for each inspection, but a notice shall not be required for each entry made during the period covered by the inspection. Each inspection shall be commenced and completed with reasonable promptness. Upon completion of the inspection, the person in charge of the facility or vehicle shall be so notified. If the employee making the inspection of a factory, warehouse or other establishment has obtained a sample in the course of the inspection, upon completion of the inspection and prior to leaving the premises the employee shall give to the owner, operators or agent in charge a receipt describing the samples obtained. (b) Warrant.--If the owner of any factory, warehouse or establishment described in subsection (a) or his agent refuses to permit the department to inspect in accordance with subsection (a), the department may obtain from any court of competent jurisdiction a warrant directing the owner or his agent to submit the premises described in the warrant to inspection. (c) Samples and records.--For the purpose of the enforcement of this chapter, the department may enter upon any public or private premises, including any vehicle of transport, during business hours to have access to and to obtain samples, including exempted materials and labeling for commercial feeds, and to examine and copy records relating to the manufacture and distribution of commercial feeds and exempted materials. (d) Sampling and analysis methods.--Sampling and analysis shall be conducted in accordance with methods published by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists or in accordance with other generally recognized methods. (e) Disposition of official samples.--In determining for administrative purposes whether a commercial feed is deficient in any component, the department shall be guided solely by the official sample obtained and analyzed as provided for in subsection (d). The result of analyses of official samples shall be forwarded by the department to the guarantor. Upon request, the department shall furnish to the guarantor a portion of the sample concerned. The request must be made within 30 days from the date of the official report. Cross References. Section 5108 is referred to in section 5102 of this title.