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Section 305A. Unless another penalty is provided under this chapter, whoever for the purpose of sale manufactures, prepares, packs, cans, bottles, keeps, exposes, stores, handles, serves, or distributes in any manner, food in or from an unclean, unsanitary or unhealthful establishment, place or vehicle or under unclean, unsanitary or unhealthful conditions shall be punished for the first offense by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars and for a subsequent offense by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars. For the purposes of this section, the word “food” shall mean and include all articles, whether simple, mixed, or compound, used or intended to be used for food or drink, confectionery or condiment, by human beings, except milk and cream. The commissioner of public health may promulgate and adopt such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary for the enforcement of this section. Any person violating any rule or regulation promulgated and adopted hereunder shall be punished for the first offense by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or for a subsequent offense by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.

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