SEC. 75-27-41. Methods of sale of commodities; packages, declaration of quantity and origin; variations and exemptions.
Except as otherwise provided in this article, any commodity in package form introduced or delivered for introduction into or received in intrastate commerce, kept for the purpose of sale, or offered or exposed for sale in intrastate commerce shall bear on the outside of the package a definite, plain, and conspicuous declaration of (1) the identity of the commodity in the package unless the same can easily be identified through the wrapper or container, (2) the net quantity of the contents in terms of weight, measure, or count, and (3) in the case of any package kept, offered, or exposed for sale, or sold any place other than on the premises where packed, the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor. Provided, that in connection with the declaration required under clause (2), neither the qualifying term "when packed" or any words of similar import shall be used. Provided further, that under clause (2) the director shall, by regulation, establish (a) reasonable variations to be allowed, which shall include variations below the declared weight or measure caused by ordinary and customary exposure, only after the commodity is introduced into intrastate commerce, to conditions that normally occur in good distribution practice and that unavoidably result in decreased weight or measure, (b) exemptions as to small packages, and (c) exemptions as to commodities put up in variable weights or sizes for sale intact and either customarily not sold as individual units or customarily weighed or measured at time of sale to the consumer.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 5132-20; Laws, 1964, ch. 221, Sec. 20, eff from and after July 1, 1964.