New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Issuance of License
No license shall be granted unless the commissioner is satisfied that the applicant is qualified by character and experience, and is equipped to conduct the proposed business properly. Prior to the issuance of a license to manufacture frozen desserts, to satisfy himself that the applicant is equipped to conduct the proposed business properly, as required in this section, and at any other time when, in his discretion, he shall deem such action necessary, the commissioner may inspect the plant and equipment of the applicant. The commissioner may enter into and effectuate reciprocal agreements with other states, covering regulation and inspection of frozen dessert plants, as will insure inhabitants of this state frozen desserts substantially complying with the requirements herein enacted or promulgated in rules and regulations hereunder and as part of such agreements may approve or accept inspections and regulation of other states covering frozen desserts plants. The commissioner may inspect a plant beyond the boundary of the state, and when he does, the applicant shall, prior to such inspection, pay by certified check, bank check, domestic or international money order in funds of the United States, in addition to the license fee set forth in section seventy-one-c of this article, fees for inspection of the plant by the department. Such fees shall include expenses for all time during which an employee of the department spends traveling to and from and inspecting the plant. In addition, the applicant shall pay all necessary and reasonable expenses incurred in making such inspection, including, but not limited to, expenses for traveling, lodging and meals and the inspectors salary, including fringe benefits, and overtime if applicable. The commissioner, if satisfied with the qualifications of the applicant as stated in this section and if satisfied that the equipment, the vehicles used for transporting frozen desserts and the premises named in the application and used by the applicant for the manufacture, storage or sale of frozen desserts are maintained in accordance with the standards of sanitation prescribed in the rules and regulations promulgated under the authority of this article, shall issue a license for the handling of frozen desserts. No license shall be issued if any statement in the application is false or misleading, or if the brand name or any label or advertisement of the frozen dessert involved in the application gives a false indication of origin, character, composition or place of manufacture, or is otherwise false or misleading in any particular.