2016 New York Laws
AGM - Agriculture & Markets
Article 5-A - (Agriculture & Markets) LICENSING OF SLAUGHTERHOUSES
96-F - Denial, revocation and suspension of licenses.
96-f. Denial, revocation and suspension of licenses. 1. The exposure of meat, fowl or meat food product to insects, live animals or injurious contamination, or the slaughter, possession or sale of unwholesome meat, or the slaughtering, butchering, possession or sale of the fur, hair, skin or flesh of a domesticated dog (canis familiaris) or domesticated cat (felis catus or domesticus) shall be cause for the denial of an application for license, or the revocation or suspension of a license already granted. Any such denial, revocation or suspension may be reviewed by a proceeding instituted under article seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules.
2. After due notice and opportunity to be heard, the license issued to any person, firm, partnership or corporation to operate any place or establishment where animals or fowls are slaughtered or butchered for food pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall be revoked upon establishing failure of three consecutive inspections. Nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit the commissioner from taking licensing action prior to failure of three consecutive inspections.
3. Each licensee shall post a copy of the date and results of its most recent sanitary inspection by the department in a conspicuous location near each public entrance, as prescribed by the commissioner. Such copies shall also be made available to the public upon request. Any licensee that violates the provisions of this subdivision shall be subject to a penalty of five hundred dollars for each day of violation.
4. In addition to any other grounds established by this article for the denial, revocation and suspension of licenses, the commissioner may decline to grant a new license, may decline to renew a license, or may suspend or revoke a license after due notice and opportunity for hearing whenever he or she finds that:
(a) any statement contained in an application for license is or was false or misleading;
(b) the establishment does not have facilities or equipment sufficient to maintain adequate sanitation for the activities conducted;
(c) the establishment is not maintained in a clean and sanitary condition or is not operated in a sanitary or proper manner;
(d) the maintenance and operation of the establishment is such that the product produced therein is or may be adulterated;
(e) the establishment has failed or refused to produce any records or provide any information demanded by the commissioner reasonably related to the administration and enforcement of this article;
(f) the applicant or licensee, or an officer, director, partner, holder of ten percent of the voting stock, or any other person exercising any position of management or control has failed to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter or rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto; or
(g) any person including the applicant or licensee, or an officer, director, partner or any stockholder, exercising any position of management or control has been convicted of a felony in any court of the United States or any state or territory and that there is a direct relationship between that felony and the license sought or held by the individual.
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