New York Agriculture & Markets Law
1. No dealer shall be prosecuted under the provisions of this article when he can establish a guaranty signed by the wholesaler, jobber, manufacturer or other party residing or having a place of business within the state from whom he purchased the articles to the effect that the same are not adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this article. Said guaranty to afford protection shall contain the name and address of the guarantor and in such case the guarantor shall be amenable to the prosecutions, fines and other penalties which would attach in due course to the dealer under the provisions of this article.
2. It shall be the duty of the commissioner immediately upon the discovery of evidence that any article of food is adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this chapter, to notify in writing the dealer selling the same and no guaranty shall exempt any dealer from prosecution if he shall continue to sell such article after having received such written notice.