2014 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 24 - FOOD AND DRUGS
Section 24:1-1 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 24:1-1 (2014) What's This?

24:1-1. Definitions
As used in this Title:

a. "State department," "department of health" and "department" mean the "State Department of Health."

b. "Council" means the Public Health Council in the State Department of Health.

c. "Local board" or "local board of health" means the board of health of any municipality, or the boards, bodies, or officers in such municipality lawfully exercising the powers of a local board of health under the laws governing such municipality, and includes any consolidated local board of health or county local board of health created and established pursuant to law.

d. "Food" means (1) articles used for food or drink for man or other animals (2) chewing gum and (3) articles used for components of any such article.

e. "Drug" means (1) articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; and (2) articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in man or other animals; and (3) articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals; and (4) articles intended for use as a component of any article specified in clause (1), (2), or (3); but does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories.

f. "Package" or "container" means wrapper, case, basket, hamper, can, bottle, jar, tube, cask, vessel, tub, firkin, keg, jug, barrel, or other receptacles, but the word, "package" shall not include open containers which permit a visual and physical inspection by the purchaser at retail, nor bags and other receptacles which are filled in the presence of the purchaser at retail.

g. "Device" means instruments, apparatus, and contrivances, including their components, parts, and accessories, intended (1) for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; or (2) to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals.

h. "Cosmetic" means (1) articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and (2) articles intended for use as a component of any such articles; except that such term shall not include soap.

i. "New drug" means (1) any drug the composition of which is such that such drug is not generally recognized, among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate the safety of drugs, as safe for use under the conditions prescribed, recommended, or suggested in the labeling thereof, and (2) any drug the composition of which is such that such drug, as a result of investigations to determine its safety for use under such conditions, has become so recognized, but which has not, otherwise than in such investigations, been used to a material extent or for a material time under such conditions.

j. "Label" means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article; and a requirement made by or under authority of this subtitle that any word, statement or other information appear on the label shall not be considered to be complied with unless such word, statement, or other information also appears on the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, of the retail package of such article, or is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper. The term "immediate container" does not include package liners.

k. "Labeling" means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter (1) upon an article or any of its containers or wrappers, or (2) accompanying such article.

l . "Official compendium" means the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them.

m. If an article is alleged to be misbranded because the labeling is misleading, then in determining whether such labeling is misleading there shall be taken into account (among other things) not only representations made or suggested by statement, word, design, or any combination thereof, but also the extent to which such labeling fails to reveal facts material in the light of such representations or material with respect to consequences which may result from the use of the article to which such labeling relates under the conditions of use prescribed in the labeling thereof or under such conditions of use as are customary or usual.

n. The representation of a drug as an antiseptic shall be considered to be a representation that it is a germicide, except in the case of a drug purporting to be, or represented as, an antiseptic for inhibitory use as a wet dressing, ointment, dusting powder, or such other use as involves prolonged contact with the body.

o . The provisions of this act regarding the selling of food, drugs, devices, or cosmetics, shall be considered to include the manufacture, production, processing, packing, exposure, offer, possession, and holding of any such article for sale; and the sale, dispensing, and giving away of any such article and the supplying or applying of any such articles in the conduct of any food, drug or cosmetic establishment.

p. The term "Federal Act" means the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Title 21, U.S.C. 301 et seq.; 52 Stat. 1040 et seq.).

Amended by L.1939, c. 320, p. 767, s. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1940; L.1966, c. 74, s. 1, eff. June 14, 1966.


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