Any commodity sold or offered for sale in a container shall bear on the outside or top thereof a definite, plain and conspicuous declaration of the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer or distributor.
All food and food products which are packaged or wrapped by the retailer in advance of being exposed or offered for sale by the retailer shall be accurately marked with:
No food product shall be sold, offered for sale or exposed for sale in a container so made, formed, colored or filled as to be misleading.
Transparent or semitransparent wrappings or coverings for use in packaging of cured, cured and smoked or cured and cooked sausage products and sliced meat products must provide for at least 50% of the total product surface being visible through a wrapper or covering that is free of color, print or graphic material to ensure that the actual color of the product is easily recognized.
Processed meats and meat products, other than processed sausages and sliced meat products, packaged in wrappings or containers of a kind and type permitted and bearing an inspection legend of the United States Department of Agriculture or the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of Subsection A of this section.
[Amended 2-14-1995 by G.O. No. 2-1995]
It shall be unlawful for any owner, manager or supervisor of a retail store, or any independently operated department within such a store, to sell, offer or expose for sale at retail on the same premises any prepackaged unprocessed or untreated fresh or frozen meat unless such package provides complete visibility of the top of the product through a wrapper or covering that is free of color, print or graphic material to ensure that the actual color of the product is easily recognized. The top wrapper or covering may be affixed with a label which shall not cover more than 10% of the top of the product or five square inches, whichever is greater. This section shall be applicable solely in those cases where the packaging is performed on the premises of the sale. This section shall not apply to the sale of ground meat.