New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sec. § 214-L
Sale of Talc Coated Rice Prohibited


As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:


“Talc coated rice” shall mean milled rice which is coated in whole or in part, with glucose and talc.


“Talc” shall mean the color additive which is a finely powdered, inactive, hydrous magnesium silicate sometimes containing a small proportion of aluminum silicate.


No person shall sell, offer to sell, or expose for sale any rice which has been coated or treated in any manner with talc.


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.


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.
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