New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sec. § 47
Care and Feed of Cows, and Care and Keeping of Milk


No person shall keep cows, for the production of milk for market or for sale or exchange, or for manufacturing the milk or cream from the same into any article of food, in a crowded or unhealthy condition or in unhealthful or unsanitary surroundings and no person shall keep such cows or the product therefrom in such condition or surroundings or in such places as shall cause or tend to cause the produce from such cows to be in an unclean, unhealthful or diseased condition, if the produce from such cows is to be sold, offered or exposed for sale upon the markets for consumption or to be manufactured into any food product, nor shall such cows or the produce therefrom be handled or cared for by any person suffering with or affected by an infectious or contagious disease, nor shall any such cows be fed on any substance that is in a state of putrefaction or fermentation, or upon any food that is unhealthful or that produces or may produce impure, unhealthful, diseased or unwholesome milk. But this section shall not be construed to prohibit the feeding of ensilage. No person having milk in his possession for the purpose of selling the same for consumption as such or for manufacturing the same into butter, cheese, evaporated or condensed milk or other food shall keep the same in utensils, cans, vessels, rooms or buildings that are unclean or have insanitary surroundings or drainage or in any condition whatsoever that would tend to produce or promote conditions favorable to unhealthfulness or disease. The commissioner shall notify all persons violating this section to clean said utensils, cans, vessels, rooms or buildings or to so improve the sanitary conditions that the foregoing provisions will not be violated; and if such notice is complied with within ten days no presecution, civil or criminal, for a violation of this section shall be instituted.
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