Requires food service establishments to post notice relating to the use of peanut oil and notifying consumers of the use thereof.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring food service establishments to post notice relating to the use of peanut oil
PURPOSE: This bill would require food service establishments to give customers notice when peanut oil is used order to provide those with allergies notice of such use.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends section 1352 of the Public Health Law by adding a new section 5 requiring all food service establishments, as defined by the state sanitary code, using peanut oil, to notify consumers of such use.
Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall become law.
JUSTIFICATION: Many people have developed serious peanut oil sensitivities and when combined with those having pre-existing allergies, reactions have become increasingly more common and dangerous. This bill is designed to limit the occurrence of such reactions by notifying all customers of food service establishment's use of peanut oil by means of signs, printed material or other written communication.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S7406 of 2012 - referred to health
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1942 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring food service establishments to post notice relating to the use of peanut oil THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1352 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows: 5. ANY FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT, AS DEFINED IN THE STATE SANITARY CODE, WHERE PEANUT OIL IS USED FOR THE PREPARATION OR CONVEYANCE OF FOODS FOR CONSUMERS, SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE TO PATRONS BY MEANS OF SIGNS, PRINTED MATERIALS OR OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATION, TO READ AS FOLLOWS: "PEANUT OIL IS USED BY STAFF IN THE PREPARATION AND CONVEYANCE OF FOOD IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT. IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO PEANUT OIL, PLEASE TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS." S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04463-01-3