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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 196

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  196.075.  Food, when deemed misbranded. — A food shall be deemed to be misbranded:

  (1)  If its labeling is false or misleading in any particular;

  (2)  If it is offered for sale under the name of another food;

  (3)  If it is an imitation of another food, unless its label bears, in type of uniform size and prominence, the word, "imitation", and, immediately thereafter, the name of the food imitated;

  (4)  If its container is so made, formed or filled as to be misleading;

  (5)  If in package form, unless it bears a label containing:

  (a)  The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer or distributor;

  (b)  An accurate statement of the quantity of the contents in terms of weight, measure, or numerical count; provided, that under clause (b) of this subdivision reasonable variations shall be permitted, and exemptions as to small packages shall be established, by regulations prescribed by the department of health and senior services;

  (6)  If any word, statement, or other information required by or under authority of sections 196.010 to 196.120 to appear on the label or labeling is not prominently placed thereon with such conspicuousness, as compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices, in the labeling, and in such terms as to render it likely to be read and understood by the ordinary individual under customary conditions of purchase and use;

  (7)  If it purports to be or is represented as a food for which a definition and standard of identity has been prescribed by regulations as provided by section 196.050, unless it conforms to such definition and standard, and its label bears the name of the food specified in the definition and standard, and, insofar as may be required by such regulations, the common names of optional ingredients, other than spices, flavoring, and coloring, present in such food;

  (8)  If it purports to be or is represented as:

  (a)  A food for which a standard of quality has been prescribed by regulations as provided by section 196.050 and its quality falls below such standard unless its label bears, in such manner and form as such regulations specify, a statement that it falls below such standard;

  (b)  A food for which a standard or standards of fill of container have been prescribed by regulation as provided by section 196.050, and it falls below the standard of fill of container applicable thereto, unless its label bears, in such manner and form as such regulations specify, a statement that it falls below such standard;

  (9)  If it is not subject to the provisions of subdivision (7) of this section, unless it bears labeling clearly giving:

  (a)  The common or usual name of the food, if any there be; and

  (b)  In case it is fabricated from two or more ingredients, the common or usual name of each such ingredient, except that spices, flavorings, and colorings, other than those sold as such, may be designated as spices, flavorings, and colorings, without naming each; provided, that, to the extent that compliance with the requirements of paragraph (b) of this subdivision is impractical or results in deception or unfair competition, exemptions shall be established by regulations promulgated by the department of health and senior services; provided further, that the requirements of paragraph (b) of this subdivision shall not apply to any carbonated beverage the ingredients of which have been fully and correctly disclosed, to the extent prescribed by said paragraph (b) to the department of health and senior services in an affidavit;

  (10)  If it purports to be or is represented for special dietary uses, unless its label bears such information concerning its vitamin, mineral, and other dietary properties as the department of health and senior services determines to be, and by regulations prescribed, as necessary in order to fully inform purchasers as to its value for such uses;

  (11)  If it bears or contains any artificial flavoring, coloring, or chemical preservative, unless it bears labeling stating that fact; provided, that to the extent that compliance with the requirements of this subdivision is impracticable, exemptions shall be established by regulations promulgated by the department of health and senior services; and provided further, that subdivision (11) shall not apply to artificial coloring in butter, cheese or ice cream;

  (12)  The department is hereby directed to promulgate regulations exempting from any labeling requirement of sections 196.010 to 196.120 small open containers of fresh fruits and vegetables and food which is, in accordance with the practice of the trade, to be processed, labeled, or repacked in substantial quantities at establishments other than those where originally processed or packed, on condition that such food is not adulterated or misbranded under the provisions of said sections upon removal from such processing, labeling or repackaging establishment.

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(L. 1943 p. 559 § 9866)


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