New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sale of Talc Coated Rice Prohibited
1. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
a. “Talc coated rice” shall mean milled rice which is coated in whole or in part, with glucose and talc.
b. “Talc” shall mean the color additive which is a finely powdered, inactive, hydrous magnesium silicate sometimes containing a small proportion of aluminum silicate.
2. No person shall sell, offer to sell, or expose for sale any rice which has been coated or treated in any manner with talc.
3. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil fine not to exceed one thousand dollars on the first offense and ten thousand dollars on any subsequent offense.
4. It shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of this section that the person did not know and could not reasonably have known that the rice contained talc.