New York Agriculture & Markets Law

Sec. § 202-A
False Advertising


An advertisement concerning a food or food product shall not be false or misleading in any particular.


No publisher, radio-broadcast licensee, advertising agency, or agency or medium for the dissemination of an advertisement, except the manufacturer, packer, distributor, or seller of the article to which the advertisement relates, shall be subject to the penalties provided by this chapter by reason of his dissemination of any false advertisement, unless he has refused on the request of the commissioner to furnish the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, distributor, seller, or advertising agency in the United States, who caused him to disseminate such false advertisement.


Whenever it appears to the satisfaction of the court in the case of a newspaper, magazine, periodical, or other publication, published at regular intervals (a) that restraining the dissemination of a false advertisement in any particular issue of such publication would delay the delivery of such issue after the regular time therefor, and


that such delay would be due to the methods by which the manufacture and distribution of such publication is customarily conducted by the publisher in accordance with sound business practice, and not to any method or device adopted for evasion of this section or to prevent or delay the issuance of an injunction or restraining order with respect to such false advertisement or any other advertisement, the commissioner shall exclude such issue from the operation of the restraining order or injunction.

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