New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sec. § 135-B
Detained Commercial Feeds


1.

Stop sale order: When the commissioner or his authorized agent has probable cause to believe any lot of commercial feed is being, or is about to be distributed in violation of any of the provisions of this article or any of the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the commissioner or his authorized agent may issue and enforce a written stop sale order, warning the distributor not to remove or dispose of the lot of commercial feed in any manner until written permission for removal or disposal is given by the commissioner or his authorized agent. The commissioner or his authorized agent shall release the lot of feed so detained if and when said provisions and regulations have been complied with. If compliance is not obtained within fifteen days, the commissioner may begin, or upon request of the distributor or registrant shall begin, seizure proceedings in accordance with the provisions of section two hundred two-b of this chapter.

2.

Seizure: Whenever the commissioner or his authorized agent shall find distributed, or about to be distributed, any lot of commercial feed which is unfit or unsafe for use as commercial feed, and its condemnation is required to protect the public health, the commissioner or his authorized agent may seize, destroy or denature such feed so that it cannot thereafter be used for commercial feed. Whenever the commissioner or his authorized agent finds, or has probable cause to believe, that any lot of commercial feed is adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this article, or if any person fails to comply with a stop sale order duly issued pursuant to the preceding subdivision, the commissioner or his authorized agent shall seize such feed in accordance with the provisions of section two hundred two-b of this chapter. All proceedings subsequent to seizure, including if necessary destruction of the feed after ten days notice in writing to the distributor and an opportunity to be heard, shall be had in accordance with the provisions of section two hundred two-b. Prior to destruction of any commercial feed pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision, except where a commercial feed is unfit or unsafe for use as commercial feed and its condemnation is required to protect the public health, the commissioner or his authorized agent, upon request by the distributor, may afford the distributor an opportunity to reprocess or relabel said feed to bring it into compliance.
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Dec. 13, 2016