This provision requires any city agency that seizes food determined to meet city sanitary requirements by a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene employee, who is present when the food is seized, to notify at least one food rescue organization of the opportunity to retrieve all or part of such food at the organization’s expense before the agency disposes of such food.
This policy aims to redirect perishable food to organizations that operate a "food emergency program" and "food donation program." § 17-323.1.
The term "food rescue organization" is defined in the law. Also see definitions section for the subchapter. §§ 17-323.1 and 17-306.
The law details the conditions of food seizure, notification requirements, and defines what constitutes a "food rescue organization." § 17-323.1.
This policy is located in the New York City Administrative Code, Title 17 - Health, Chapter 3 - Licenses and Permits, Subchapter 2 - Food Vendors. History: L.L. 2017/171, 9/8/2017.