Agriculture & Markets - Adulteration, Packing, and Branding of Food and Food Products - Prohibition as to sulfites


Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 199-d. Prohibition as to sulfites. 1. For the purposes of this
section, the terms:

a. "Sulfiting agent" means potassium bisulfite, potassium
metabisulfite, sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite, sodium sulfite
and sulfur dioxide.

b. "Distributor" means a person, firm, partnership, corporation or
association, whether a resident or nonresident, selling or distributing
in this state foods to any person.

c. "Retail sale" or "sale at retail" means a sale to any person for
any purpose other than resale.

d. "Wholesale" or "sale at wholesale" means a sale to any person for
the purpose of resale.

2. It shall be unlawful for any retail or wholesale distributor of
foods to add sulfiting agents in, or to, the foods they sell, offer or
expose for sale, or serve. The provisions of this section shall not
apply to the sale by a manufacturer or grower to a retail or wholesale
distributor of any such foods except fruits and vegetables which are to
be sold, offered for sale or served raw, by such distributor, at retail.

3. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be punishable
by a civil penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars.

4. Each day a violation is continued shall constitute a separate
violation.