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Section 156-DD Controlled atmosphere

Agriculture & Markets (AGM)

No person shall sell or exchange or offer or expose for sale or exchange or transport for sale any fruits or vegetables represented as having been exposed to "controlled atmosphere," "modified atmosphere," alone or with other words, or shall so use any such term or form of words or symbols of similar import on any container or lot of fruits or vegetables advertised, sold, offered for sale or transported for sale within this state unless such fruits or vegetables have been kept in a room or storage building with not more than five percent oxygen for a minimum of ninety days; provided, however, that a person may represent as having been exposed to controlled atmosphere or modified atmosphere any variety of apple stored in conformance with regulations promulgated by the commissioner prescribing shorter storage periods and particular atmospheric conditions for such variety of apple, and which take into account relevant scientific research and technology. A record on a form approved by the commissioner shall be kept at a convenient location adjacent to said room or storage building from the day of sealing to the day of opening of said room or storage building, and shall be subject to review by the commissioner or his authorized agents at any time for a period of at least one year.