|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 31, 2018||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to health|
|May 18, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S6425
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6425 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6425 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6425 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to food allergy awareness in food service establishments and online food ordering services PURPOSE : This bill requires food service establishments to display a food-allergy awareness poster in all staff areas, and require the labeling of the 8 major food allergens on all food service establishment or internet-based food delivery service menus or on a separate allergy menu. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one amends the public health law by adding a new section 1356. Section two sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION : For those suffering with severe food allergies, dining out at a restaurant is a risky experience. Many fear that restaurant personnel may not be properly trained in food allergy awareness, thus increasing the possibility that they will have a dangerous reaction and
S6425 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6425 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 18, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to food allergy awareness in food service establishments and online food ordering services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1356 to read as follows: § 1356. FOOD ALLERGIES NOTICE IN FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS AND ONLINE FOOD ORDERING SERVICES. 1. DEFINITIONS. (A) "FOOD SERVICE ESTAB- LISHMENT" SHALL MEAN A RESTAURANT, CATERING HALL, OR GROCERY STORE WHERE FOOD IS PREPARED AND SERVED EITHER ON OR OFF SITE. (B) "MENU" SHALL MEAN A LIST OR PICTORAL DISPLAY OF A PREPARED FOOD ITEM OR ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR SALE FROM A FOOD ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PERMITTING A CUSTOMER TO ORDER SUCH FOOD ITEM OR ITEMS, INCLUDING SUCH LIST OR PICTORAL DISPLAY POSTED ON THE INTERNET FOR A CUSTOMER TO PLACE FOOD ORDERS FOR DELIVERY OR TAKE OUT. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE, IN ENGLISH AND IN THE TOP SIX LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH SPOKEN IN THE STATE ACCORDING TO THE LATEST AVAILABLE DATA FROM THE UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU, A NOTICE CONTAINING INFORMATION FOR STAFF OF FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS REGARDING FOOD ALLERGIES. SUCH NOTICE SHALL INCLUDE: (A) THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IF A CUSTOMER INFORMS STAFF OF SUCH FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT THAT SUCH CUSTOMER HAS A FOOD ALLERGY; (B) THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED TO PREVENT CROSS CONTAMINATION; AND (C) THE PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED IF A CUSTOMER HAS AN ALLERGIC REACTION, INCLUDING A RECOMMENDATION REGARDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH TO CALL 911. 3. EVERY FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT SHALL POST THE NOTICE CONTAINING INFORMATION ON FOOD ALLERGIES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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