2012 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
97. Food regulation.
97.47 Benzoic acid in foods.

WI Stat § 97.47 (2012 through Act 45) What's This?

97.47 Benzoic acid in foods. No person shall sell, offer, or expose for sale or have in possession with intent to sell for use or consumption in this state, any meat products or dairy products that contain added benzoic acid or benzoates; or any other article of food as defined in s. 97.01 that contains added benzoic acid or benzoates in excess of one-tenth of one percent. The presence shall be stated on the label. When in the preparation of food products for shipment they are preserved by any external application of benzoic acid or benzoates in such a manner that the preservative is necessarily removed mechanically, or by maceration in water, or otherwise, and directions for the removal of said preservative shall be printed on the covering or the package, this section shall be construed as applying only when said products are ready for consumption.

History: 1971 c. 156, 286, 307; 2009 a. 177.

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