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File #: Int 0481-2014    Version: * Name: Food allergy awareness in food service establishments.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 9/23/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to food allergy awareness in food service establishments.
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Inez D. Barron, Vincent J. Gentile, Peter A. Koo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Rosie Mendez
Council Member Sponsors: 6
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12/31/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/2014*David G. Greenfield City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/2014*David G. Greenfield City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 481

 

By Council Members Greenfield, Barron, Gentile, Koo, Rodriguez and Mendez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to food allergy awareness in food service establishments.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 17-195 of title seventeen of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

                     § 17-195[.] Food allergy posters. a. Definitions. 1. "Covered languages" shall mean Chinese, English, Korean, Russian and Spanish, and any other language determined by the department.

                     2. "Food service establishment" shall have the meaning as such term is defined in section 81.03 of the health code of the city of New York, except that it shall apply exclusively to restaurants and catering halls where food is sold and space is designated specifically as an eating area.

                     b. The department shall create a poster containing information on food allergy to be posted in food service establishments, including, but not limited to, warnings if food contains eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soy or wheat as ingredients. Such poster shall be printed in the covered languages and shall be made available by the department to food service establishments.

                     c. Every food service establishment shall post, in accordance with the rules  of  the  department,  the  poster  containing information on food allergy created by the department pursuant  to  subdivision  b  of  this section  in  a conspicuous location accessible to all employees involved in the preparation of food and the service of food and shall also post in a conspicuous location accessible to all patrons of such establishment.

                     d. The department may charge a fee to cover printing, postage and handling expenses in connection with making the poster available to food service establishments.

                     e. Any food service establishment that violates subdivision c of this section or any of the rules promulgated thereunder shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed one hundred dollars for each violation.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Int 924-2012

LS 1165-2014

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