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SECTION 96-P-2
Mishandling and improper transportation of meat, meat by-products and meat food products
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 5-B
§ 96-p-2. Mishandling and improper transportation of meat, meat
by-products and meat food products. (1) No person, firm, association,
partnership or corporation engaged in carrying or transporting meat,
meat by-products or meat food products shall transport such products
except in an enclosed vehicle in such a manner as to assure delivery of
the aforesaid products so that frozen products remain frozen and such
other products do not rise above forty degrees Fahrenheit, provided,
however, that this section shall not apply to establishments engaging in
meat handling operations at retail stores and restaurants, when
conducted at any retail store or restaurant or similar retail-type
establishment for sale in normal retail quantities or service of such
articles to consumers at such establishments, nor to household
consumers. This section shall not apply to meat food products which
because of their method of manufacture, processing, and packaging,
require no special handling temperatures to prevent adulteration or
unwholesomeness including, but not limited to, commercially sterile meat
food products in hermetically sealed containers.

(2) The commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations to further
define standards for the transportation of meat, meat by-products or
meat food products to further ensure that they are delivered in an
unadulterated and wholesome condition.

(3) A violation of the provisions of this section shall be a violation
as defined in subdivision three of section 10.00 of the penal law.