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File #: Int 1895-2020    Version: * Name: Food service establishments’ packaging of food for delivery.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Small Business
On agenda: 2/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to food service establishments' packaging of food for delivery
Sponsors: Mark Gjonaj , Ben Kallos, Costa G. Constantinides, Justin L. Brannan, Bill Perkins, Farah N. Louis, Diana Ayala , Brad S. Lander, Karen Koslowitz, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to establish rules that would decrease the risk that food packaged by restaurants for delivery is tampered with before reaching the customer, which may include requiring tamper-evident packaging. Violations would be punishable by a civil penalty of up to $100 for each violation.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1895, 2. Int. No. 1895, 3. February 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-27-20, 5. Committee Report 4/29/20, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/29/20, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/29/20 (Con't), 8. Hearing Transcript 4/29/20

Int. No. 1895

 

By Council Members Gjonaj, Kallos, Constantinides, Brannan, Perkins, Louis, Ayala, Lander, Koslowitz and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to food service establishments’ packaging of food for delivery

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 15 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-1508 to read as follows:

§ 17-1508 Packaging food for delivery. a. For purposes of this section, the term “tamper-evident packaging” means a package having one or more indicators or barriers to entry which, if breached or missing, can reasonably be expected to provide visible evidence to consumers that tampering has occurred.

b. The department shall by rule establish standards and procedures to decrease the risk that food packaged by food service establishments for delivery is tampered with in transit. Such procedures may include, but need not be limited to, requiring food service establishments to use tamper-evident packaging when packaging food for delivery.

c. The department shall by rule establish civil penalties for any food service establishment that does not meet the standards established pursuant to this section and the rules promulgated hereunder. Such penalties shall not exceed $100 for each violation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department shall take such measures as are necessary for implementation of section 17-1508 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by section one of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

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LS # 13268

1/14/20