Packaging and labeling: containers: slack fill.

SB 465 (Correa D)  Packaging and labeling: containers: slack fill.
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Introduced: 2/21/2013
Last Amend: 4/23/2013
Status: 4/23/2013-Set for hearing April 29. Hearing postponed by committee. From committee with author’s amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.
Is Fiscal: N
Is Urgency: N
Location: 4/23/2013-S. B., P. & E.D.
Summary:  (1) Existing law establishes the Department of Food and Agriculture and sets forth its powers and duties, including, but not limited to, enforcement of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. The act prohibits specified persons from distributing any packaged commodity that is not in conformity with prescribed packaging and labeling requirements, except as provided. The act prohibits a container wherein commodities are packed to have a false bottom, false sidewalls, false lid or covering, or to be constructed or filled as to facilitate the perpetration of deception or fraud. The act prohibits a container from being made, formed, or filled as to be misleading. The act provides that a container that does not allow a consumer to fully view its contents violates this provision if it contains nonfunctional slack fill. The act provides that nonfunctional slack fill is the empty space in a package that is filled to less than its capacity for other than specified reasons. The bill would specify that the presence of nonfunctional slack fill in a package is required for a violation of these provisions. This bill would specify that nonfunctional slack fill is the empty space in a package that is filled to substantially less than its capacity for other than any one or more of the specified reasons referenced above. The bill also would declare that the changes to these provisions do not constitute a change in, but are declaratory of, existing law. This bill contains other existing laws.

 

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