New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Samples; Publication of Results of Tests
1. The commissioner or his or her duly authorized representatives shall take samples of seeds for examination, analysis, and testing by the department. The commissioner may contract with a qualified laboratory to perform such examination, analysis, and testing. When the analysis of an official sample indicates that seed is mislabeled, the results of such analysis shall be provided to the person responsible for the labeling of the seed and, upon that person’s request, made within fifteen days of his or her receipt of said results, the commissioner or his or her authorized agent shall furnish such person with a portion of the sample taken.
2. From time to time the department of agriculture and markets, shall make public the results of examinations, analyses, trials, and tests of any sample or samples so procured, together with such additional information as circumstances advise. These published results shall be the property of the state of New York and shall not be used for advertising or regulatory purposes by any person or agency, governmental or otherwise without requested and granted permission of the commissioner.