S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 17, 2013
Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the sale and
labeling of products not safe for human consumption
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
390-d to read as follows:
S 390-D. SALE AND LABELING OF PRODUCTS NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
1. EVERY PRODUCT SOLD IN THIS STATE WHICH IS LABELED OR THE CONTAINER
OF WHICH IS LABELED "NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION", "UNFIT FOR HUMAN
CONSUMPTION" OR WITH SIMILAR LANGUAGE, AND EVERY PRODUCT SOLD IN THIS
STATE WHICH IS NOT INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION SHALL HAVE A LABEL
AFFIXED THERETO, UPON WHICH THERE SHALL BE PLAINLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY
PRINTED A LIST OF ALL INGREDIENTS AND ACTIVE CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS WHICH
COMPRISE SUCH PRODUCT IN LETTERS AND FIGURES COMMENSURATE WITH THE SIZE
OF THE PRODUCT OR CONTAINER AS SHALL BE DETERMINED AND FIXED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE
COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH.
2. THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY IN ADDITION TO ANY
OTHER LABELING REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ANY OTHER PROVISION
3. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided that, effective immediately, any
rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act
on its effective date are authorized and directed to be completed on or
before such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.