2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 97. Food regulation.
97.46 Sale of certain foods regulated and restricted.

97.46

97.46 Sale of certain foods regulated and restricted.

97.46(1)

(1) No person may, by himself or herself, or by his or her agents or servants, manufacture, sell, ship, consign, offer for sale, expose for sale or have in his or her possession with intent to sell for use or consumption within this state, any article of food within the meaning of s. 97.01, which contains formaldehyde, sulfurous acid or sulfites, boric acid or borates, salicylic acid or salicylates, saccharin, dulcin, glucin, beta naphthol, abrastol, asaprol, fluorides, fluoborates, fluosilicates or other fluorine compounds, or any other preservatives injurious to health. Nothing contained in this section prohibits the use of common salt, saltpeter, wood smoke, sugar, vinegar and condimental preservatives, such as turmeric, mustard, pepper and other spices. No person by himself or herself, or by agents or servants, may manufacture, sell, ship, consign, offer for sale, expose for sale or have in his or her possession with intent to sell for use or consumption within this state, any article of food within the meaning of s. 97.01, containing any added substance, article or ingredient possessing a preservative character or action other than the common salt, saltpeter, wood smoke, sugar, vinegar and condimental preservatives such as turmeric, mustard, pepper and other spices, unless the presence, name and proportionate amount of the added substance, article or ingredient is plainly disclosed to the purchaser.

97.46(2)

(2) This section shall not be construed to prohibit the sale of dietary foods containing saccharin in containers labeled in accordance with s. 97.03, nor the use of sulfur dioxide or sulfites as anti-oxidants in the processing of potatoes, frozen apples, grape juice, reconstituted lemon juice or reconstituted lime juice provided such foods contain not more than 350 parts per million SO2; nor the use of sulfur dioxide in molasses or in the processing of dried fruits, dried vegetables, pickled vegetables or fruit pectin in amounts no more than may be necessary in good manufacturing practice. Any person who refreezes or offers for sale any refrozen fruit containing sulfur dioxide or sulfites as anti-oxidants in not more than 350 parts per million, may be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 or imprisoned not more than 3 months or both, and for each subsequent offense may be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or imprisoned in the county jail not less than 6 months nor more than one year. The department may promulgate rules limiting the quantity therein for any such dried fruit, dried vegetables, pickled vegetables, fruit pectin or molasses.

97.46 - ANNOT.

History: 1971 c. 156, 286, 307; 1979 c. 89.

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