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Fair Packaging and Labeling Act metric amendments

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Fair Packaging and Labeling Act metric amendments

report (to accompany H.R. 5343 which ... was referred jointly to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Packaging -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Labels -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Metric system -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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    SeriesRept. / 102d Congress, 2d session, House of Representatives -- 102-581.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17785168M

    The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act is a U.S. law that applies to labels on many consumer products. It requires the label to state: The identity of the product; The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor; and; The net quantity of contents. The contents statement must include both metric and U.S. customary units. If any provision of this chapter is less stringent or requires information different from any requirement of Section 4 of the act of Congress entitled "Fair Packaging and Labeling Act" (P.L. ; 80 Stat. ; 15 U.S.C. ) or of any regulation promulgated pursuant to that act, the provision is inoperative to the extent that it is.

    Amendment by Pub. L. – effective Feb. 14, , but with such amendment to have no effect on the sale or distribution of products whose labels have been printed before such date, no application to unit pricing, advertising, recipe programs, nutrition labeling, or other general pricing information, and no construction requiring changes. If any provision of this chapter is less stringent or requires information different from any requirement of Section 4 of the act of Congress entitled “Fair Packaging and Labeling Act” (P.L. ; 80 Stat. ; 15 U.S.C. ) or of any regulation promulgated pursuant to that act, the provision is inoperative to the extent that it.

    By Steven Trader. Law, New York (Septem , PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission is amending a number of rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, which protects. (2) any commodity subject to packaging or labeling requirements imposed by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. et seq.), or the provisions of the eighth paragraph under the heading ''Bureau of Animal Industry'' of the Act of March 4, (21 U.S.C. et seq.


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Fair Packaging and Labeling Act metric amendments by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA or Act), enacted indirects the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations requiring that all "consumer commodities" be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity, and name and place of business of the product's manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act is a U.S. law that applies to labels on many consumer products. Fair Packaging and Labeling Act metric amendments book It requires the label to state: The identity of the product; The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor; and; The net quantity of contents.

The contents statement must include both metric and U.S. customary amended: Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Fair Packaging and Labeling Act metric amendments: report (to accompany H.R. which was referred jointly to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

(Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Voluntary Metric Labeling is a page document that explains the reasons for proposing the amendment and contains the amendment text (also reproduced within the text of the law below). Marketplace Assessment — Metric Labeling on Packages in Retail Stores is a page document containing the results of a survey of product labels conducted in.

An Act to Make Technical Amendments to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act with Respect to Its Treatment of the SI Metric System, and for Other Purposes. Author: United States. The Federal Trade Commission has amended its rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), which requires that certain products carry labels identifying the contents, source, item quantity, and other information to help consumers compare products.

In Februarythe FTC sought public comment on proposed amendments. Recent amendments The FPLA was amended in to include the metric labeling requirement. This amendment came into effect on Febru Additional Resources. Read the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act in full.

§ Unfair and deceptive packaging and labeling; scope of prohibition § Requirements of labeling; placement, form, and contents of statement of quantity; supplemental statement of quantity § Rules and regulations § Procedure for promulgation of regulations § Enforcement § Omitted §   The goal of this effort is to help industry obtain an amendment to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) that would allow packagers to label packages with only metric units.

The FPLA currently requires that manufacturers provide both inch-pound and metric units on the principal display panel of their packages, called dual-unit labeling.

From left to right, cartons A and B feature a dual net quantity of contents statement on the label, as required under the current Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Carton C (far right) features only a metric label, as is recommended by the Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation (UPLR), but prohibited by the FPLA.

the passage of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Recognizing the need for compatibility with the Federal Act, in the Committee on Laws and Regulations of the 53rdAnnual Meeting of the National Conference amended the “Model Packaging and Labeling Regulation” (renamed in ) to parallel regulations.

The Act authorizes additional regulations where necessary to prevent consumer deception (or to facilitate value comparisons) with respect to descriptions of ingredients, slack fill of packages, use of "cents-off" or lower price labeling, or characterization of package sizes.

Amendments. —Pub. –, §which directed amendment of section, effective two years after Feb. 14,by substituting “weight or mass” for “weight” in subsecs.(a)(2), (4), (5) and (b) and “weights or masses” for “weights” in subsec.

(a)(5), by inserting “, using the most appropriate units of the SI metric system as the primary system for measuring. An amendment to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) has been proposed and is waiting approval by Congress. This would permit goods sold in the US subject to federal regulations and laws to have their contents labeled solely in metric units if that is the desire of the producer or manufacturer.

U.S. FTC Proposes Amendments to Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. Vol. | Febru The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed amendments to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) 1, which regulates requirements for labeling of “consumer commodities.”Consumer commodities are defined in the Act as “any food, device, or cosmetic, and any other article, product, or.

The FTC seeks comments on the proposed amendments, which implement recent amendments to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Enacted inthe FPLA was designed to prevent unfair or deceptive packaging and labeling of most household consumer products. The blue carton (far right) features only a metric label, as is recommended by the Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation (UPLR), but prohibited by the FPLA.

A proposed FPLA amendment would permit U.S. manufacturers to choose either dual or metric labeling for their products. A Highlight Reel: FTC's Amendment to Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules. October Late last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its amended regulations for consumer product labels under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA).

Fair Packaging and Labeling Act FPLA, the law that requires, among other things, net contents labeling on most consumer products to include metric measurements.

The existing law requires dual units in most cases, but a NIST proposal would amend the law to make customary units optional, thus allowing metric-only labels as well as dual units.

This is a summary of the4 basic packaging and labeling requirements adopted by the State of West Virginia, from the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NTIS Handbook ), Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Trade Commission, pursuant to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.

Congress enacted the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, 15 U.S.C. et seq., (“FPLA” or “Act”) in to enable consumers to obtain accurate package quantity information to facilitate value comparisons and prevent unfair or deceptive packaging and labeling of “consumer commodities.”.

On Sept. 28,the Federal Trade Commission announced five amendments to the rules and regulations for consumer commodities’ labels promulgated under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, This applies to foods produced domestically, as well as foods from foreign countries.

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDC Act) and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act are the Federal laws governing food products under FDA's jurisdiction (US Department of Health Human Services,).".