Bill Text: NY A08577 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires any person, firm or corporation offering any dairy product, meat, meat by-product, meat food product or perishable food item for sale in the state to label such product with an expiration date clearly visible in a conspicuous location; provides that such date shall be the time after which such item is unfit for human consumption as determined by industry standards; provides that no such products shall be allowed to remain on display or offered for sale after such date.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-09-13 - referred to consumer affairs and protection [A08577 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08577-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          8577

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                   September 13, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. COOK, ORTIZ, GALEF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
          A.  COLTON,  CYMBROWITZ,  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  expira-
          tion dates on meat, milk, cheese and perishable food items

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding  three
     2  new sections 50, 96-k and 214-p to read as follows:
     3    §  50.  Expiration  date. Any person, firm or corporation offering any
     4  dairy product for sale in this state shall label such  product  with  an
     5  expiration  date  clearly  visible  in a conspicuous location. Such date
     6  shall be the time after which such item is unfit for  human  consumption
     7  as  determined  by industry standards. No dairy product shall be allowed
     8  to remain on display or be offered for sale after such date.
     9    § 96-k. Expiration date. Any person, firm or corporation offering  any
    10  meat,  meat by-product or meat food product for sale in this state shall
    11  label such product with an expiration date clearly visible in a conspic-
    12  uous location. Such date shall be the time  after  which  such  item  is
    13  unfit  for  human  consumption  as determined by industry standards.  No
    14  meat products shall be allowed to remain on display or  be  offered  for
    15  sale after such date.
    16    § 214-p. Expiration date. Any person, firm or corporation offering any
    17  perishable  food item, as defined in section seventy-one-y of this chap-
    18  ter, for sale in this state shall label such  item  with  an  expiration
    19  date  clearly  visible in a conspicuous location. Such date shall be the
    20  time after which such item is unfit for human consumption as  determined
    21  by  industry  standards.  No  perishable  food  item shall be allowed to
    22  remain on display or be offered for sale after such date.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    24  have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13678-01-9
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