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SECTION 201-E
Halal food and food products; packaging
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 17
§ 201-e. Halal food and food products; packaging. 1. All food and food
products packaged in any container and sold or offered for sale as
"halal" shall have a "halal" label affixed by the manufacturer or packer
at its premises. No person other than such manufacturer or packer shall
affix such label.

2. All food or food products that are not packaged in a container and
are sold or offered for sale as "halal" shall have a "halal" label
affixed thereto. No person other than such manufacturer or packer shall
affix such label.

3. Any food or food product in package form that is certified or
labeled as "halal" shall not be sold or offered for sale by the producer
or distributor of such food or food product until the producer or the
distributor shall have registered with the department the name, current
address and telephone number of the person certifying the food as halal.

4. Any food or food product in package form that is marked with a
generic marking used to convey that such food or food product is halal,
except a registered trademark not used to represent such food or food
product as halal, shall not be sold or offered for sale by the producer
or distributor of such food or food product until such producer or
distributor shall have registered with the department the name, current
address and telephone number of the person certifying the food or food
product as halal.

5. As used in this section, the term "food or food product in package
form" means a food or food product not intended for consumption at the
point of manufacture that is put up or packaged in any manner in advance
of sale in units suitable for retail sale.

6. Any advertisement for food or food products representing that such
food or food products are halal shall identify the name of the person or
entity certifying such food or food products as halal.

7. Where a producer or distributor is required to register a
certifying person pursuant to the provisions of this section, such
producer or distributor shall immediately notify the department of any
change in the registration information.

8. No liability for misrepresentation shall be incurred by any
distributor if it has received written representation from a
manufacturer of food and food products that its certifying information
has been filed with the commissioner; provided, however, that if such
distributor has received notice from the commissioner that the
information filed by such manufacturer is no longer valid, the
distributor will be liable for the sale of misrepresented products
unless the distributor files valid certifying information.