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Sale of talc coated rice prohibited
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 17
§ 214-l. Sale of talc coated rice prohibited. 1. As used in this
section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

a. "Talc coated rice" shall mean milled rice which is coated in whole
or in part, with glucose and talc.

b. "Talc" shall mean the color additive which is a finely powdered,
inactive, hydrous magnesium silicate sometimes containing a small
proportion of aluminum silicate.

2. No person shall sell, offer to sell, or expose for sale any rice
which has been coated or treated in any manner with talc.

3. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil fine not
to exceed one thousand dollars on the first offense and ten thousand
dollars on any subsequent offense.

4. It shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of this section
that the person did not know and could not reasonably have known that
the rice contained talc.