senate Bill S7997

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that only products containing milk may use the term "milk product" on labels and advertisements

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Mar 06, 2020 referred to consumer protection

S7997 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8144
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 16-A §§266 - 267, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4048
2011-2012: A2772
2013-2014: A2153
2015-2016: A2361
2017-2018: A6052
2021-2022: S2656, A507

S7997 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that only products containing milk may use the term "milk product" on labels and advertisements; defines "milk product".

S7997 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7997 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7997

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 milk and milk products

  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 article
16-A to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 16-A
               SALE AND LABELING OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
SECTION 266. DEFINITIONS.
        267. SELLING AND LABELING OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS.
  § 266. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE: 1. "MILK"  SHALL
MEAN  THE  LACTEAL  SECRETION OBTAINED FROM ONE OR MORE HEALTHY MAMMALS,
E.G., COWS, GOATS, SHEEP, AND WATER BUFFALO;
  2. "MILK PRODUCTS" SHALL MEAN FOOD PRODUCTS MADE EXCLUSIVELY OR  PRIN-
CIPALLY  FROM  MILK, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: MILK,
WHOLE MILK, LOWFAT MILK, SKIM MILK, CREAM,  HALF  AND  HALF,  DRY  MILK,
NONFAT  DRY  MILK,  DRY  CREAM, CONDENSED OR CONCENTRATED MILK PRODUCTS,
CULTURED OR ACIDIFIED MILK OR  MILK  PRODUCTS,  KEFIR,  EGGNOG,  YOGURT,
BUTTER,  CHEESE  (WHERE  NOT SPECIFICALLY EXEMPTED BY REGULATION), WHEY,
CONDENSED OR DRY WHEY OR WHEY  PRODUCTS,  ICE  CREAM,  ICE  MILK,  OTHER
FROZEN DAIRY DESSERTS AND PRODUCTS OBTAINED BY MODIFYING THE CHEMICAL OR
PHYSICAL  CHARACTERISTICS  OF  MILK,  CREAM,  OR WHEY BY USING CULTURES,
ENZYMES, SOLVENTS, HEAT, PRESSURE, COOLING, VACUUM, ULTRAFILTRATION,  OR
OTHER  SIMILAR  PROCESSES,  AND ANY SUCH PRODUCT MADE BY THE ADDITION OR
SUBTRACTION OF MILKFAT OR THE ADDITION OF  SAFE  AND  SUITABLE  OPTIONAL
INGREDIENTS.
  §  267. SELLING AND LABELING OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS.  ONLY PRODUCTS
THAT CONTAIN MILK, AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX  OF  THIS
ARTICLE,  SHALL USE ANY OF THE TERMS DEFINED AS "MILK PRODUCTS" PURSUANT
TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE ON ANY LABEL OR  ADVER-
TISEMENT OF SUCH PRODUCT.

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

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