New York Agriculture & Markets Law
(a) The term “food salvager” as used in this article, means a person engaged in the business of reconditioning, labeling, relabeling, packing, repacking, sorting, cleaning, culling, or by other means salvaging food or food products, single service food containers and utensils, soda straws, paper napkins or any product of a similar nature that may have become damaged, contaminated, adulterated or misbranded as a result of fire, flood, transit wreck, accident or other cause, or by water, smoke, chemicals, or any other adulterating agents. The term food salvager shall not include a person who collects donated farm salvage from lands owned, occupied or leased by such person with the intent to donate such farm salvage to a charitable not-for-profit organization provided that such salvage is in fact so donated. A person who manufactures animal feed or an animal feed ingredient from food products in a facility registered pursuant to section one hundred twenty-nine of this chapter shall not be considered a food salvager based on such activity.
(b) “Donated farm salvage” shall mean an agricultural crop that is unharvested, surplus or unmarketable but otherwise nutritious and edible.