New York Agriculture & Markets Law
The authority to promulgate regulations for the efficient enforcement of this article is hereby vested in the commissioner. This article and the regulations promulgated thereunder shall be so interpreted and construed, however, as to effectuate its general purpose to enact state legislation uniform with the federal act approved June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred thirty-eight, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto. The commissioner is hereby authorized (1) to adopt, in so far as practicable, the regulations fixing and establishing definitions and standards of identity and/or standards of quality, and tolerances, for foods or food products from time to time promulgated under the federal act or acts, and
(2) to change or amend the regulations promulgated under this chapter fixing and establishing definitions and standards of identity, and/or standards of quality, and tolerances, so as to conform in so far as practicable, to those promulgated under the federal act or acts. The commissioner shall hold a public hearing upon a proposal to promulgate any new or amended regulations under this article, except in the case of a proposal to adopt an applicable regulation promulgated under the federal act or acts.