New York Agriculture & Markets Law

Sec. § 156-GG
Branding Closed Packages of Potatoes


No person shall sell, expose for sale, or transport for sale, potatoes in closed packages which are not branded or marked with the grade of the potatoes contained therein in conformity with official standards and grades for potatoes established and promulgated by the commissioner under the provisions of this article, or, with the official standards of the United States commonly known as U.S. grades, except that potatoes packed in consumer packages in retail stores containing fifteen pounds or less and exposed for sale therein need not be so marked provided they are exposed for sale immediately adjacent and conform in variety, grade, size and condition to a bulk display of such potatoes which includes as a part thereof a display sign conspicuously marked as to the grade of the potatoes in conformity with the foregoing requirements of this section. Potatoes in closed packages containing more than sixty pounds net not graded and classified as to quality in accordance with such standards and grades, nor branded or marked in conformity therewith, shall be branded or marked “unclassified”.


For the purpose of this section, a closed package shall mean any container the entire contents of which cannot be adequately inspected without opening it.

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