New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Seizure of Misbranded, Mislabeled or Misrepresented Farm Products
156-g. Seizure of misbranded, mislabeled or misrepresented farm products. Whenever the commissioner or his duly authorized representative shall find that any farm product is misbranded, mislabeled or misrepresented within the meaning of this article, he may seize such product, so that it cannot be sold, offered, exposed or transported for sale, and he may affix to such farm product a tag or other appropriate marking, giving notice that such product is misbranded, mislabeled or misrepresented, and warning all persons not to remove or dispose of such product by sale or otherwise until such product is branded or labeled properly and permission to dispose of the product has been granted by the commissioner or his duly authorized representative. It shall be a violation of this article for any person to remove or dispose of such product so seized by sale or otherwise without such permission.