New York Agriculture & Markets Law
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.