N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law Section 257-A
Transportation and storage of milk


Any vehicle transporting pasteurized milk for retail sale in the same container shall be transported in a vehicle capable of maintaining milk at a temperature of at least forty-five degrees fahrenheit or cooler.


It shall be unlawful for milk excluding UHT/aseptic packaged milk and milk products to be shipped or stored in the same enclosed refrigerated compartment which contains any hazardous or toxic chemicals, or solid waste. “Toxic and hazardous chemicals” shall not mean common household products normally sold in grocery stores and supermarkets or those products normally provided to commercial establishments by a food service company, that are packaged and handled in a manner which avoids contamination of milk or milk products. “Solid waste” shall not mean any packaging that is approved for reuse such as returnable milk bottles.


It shall be the responsibility of any milk dealer who sells milk or dairy products intended for resale to another distributor to obtain certification from such distributor that the requirements for proper refrigeration transportation as provided in this section are met.


The commissioner may exempt persons who purchase or handle milk in a total quantity not exceeding twenty gallons per day from the requirements of this section.

Source: Section 257-A — Transportation and storage of milk, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/AGM/257-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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