assembly Bill A507

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A507 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2656
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
2019-2020: A8144, S7997

A507 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A507 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    507
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by  M.  of  A.  JONES,  GUNTHER,  LUPARDO,  SALKA,  HAWLEY,
   J. M. GIGLIO, B. MILLER, TAGUE, FRIEND, BLANKENBUSH, GOODELL,  NORRIS,
   STIRPE, WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer
   Affairs and 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets