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Recap of Hearing on Proposed Changes to Article 81

Thursday, January 29, 2015  
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This afternoon, the New York State Restaurant Association attended the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene hearing on proposed changes to Article 81 of the New York City Health Code and submitted comments.


The main objection of the Association deals with the proposed adoption of new fish freezing practices.


“This is a solution in search of a problem,” commented Hickey. “No cases have been reported that warrant adoption of this rule and if implemented would force restaurateurs to make large investments in new freezer infrastructure.”


Other concerns on proposed changes include pre-inspection openings, fresh juices, single service dispensing, and chemical sanitizers.


View comments submitted by the New York State Restaurant Association >>


For restaurants that have questions on the proposed changes or would like to share feedback directly, contact Chris Hickey, Regional Director NYC for the New York State Restaurant Association at or 212.398.9160.


For press inquiries or to schedule an interview with the New York State Restaurant Association or a New York City restaurant, contact

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