NEW YORK (OCN) — Some supermarkets are very busy today pulling products off their shelves. A law passed in 2007 requires milk sold after April 2008 to bear “contains milk” on the label.
Although this is not mandatory nationwide until this coming Tuesday, New York laws requires that as of 6:00 a.m. this morning, all supermarkets had to comply with the new rules.
“It’s not fair” says Julio Rodriquez of A+ Groceries in the Bronx. “Over in Jersey, they still have time to sell their products.”
Stores that do not comply and are caught selling milk without the new “contains milk” warning will be faced with $250.00 in fines and $500.00 for repeat offences.
They are also unconfirmed reports that some milk products produced by Hy-vee, Inc may be improperly pasteurized. Consumers (especially those with young children) are being ask to keep an eye for these products in New York and while travelling as unpasteurized milk can contain harmful bacterias. If you find such products, please contact Hy-vee, Inc or the U.S. FDA.