2018 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 21 - Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics
Subtitle 3 - Food Establishments
Part V - Soft Drinks
§ 21-335. Metal or composite soft drink containers with detachable metal tab devices

  • (a) Sale prohibited. -- A person may not sell or offer for sale at retail in this State any metal soft drink container or any composite soft drink container that is designed and constructed with an all metal tab opening device that detaches from the container when the container is opened in a manner which is normally used to empty the contents of the container.

  • (b) Sale of certain items not prohibited. -- The provisions of this section do not prohibit the sale or offer for sale of:

    • (1) A beverage container sealed with a laminated tape seal, even if the seal contains aluminum foil, if the seal is not rigid;

    • (2) Frozen beverage concentrates in all metal containers with detachable metal pull tabs customarily and primarily purchased for dilution and use within the home, or for similar purposes; and

    • (3) Metal beverage containers with pull tabs for milk-based products, soy-based products, or similar products which require sterilization and pressure in the canning process.

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