2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 7 - FOOD AND DRUGS
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
SECTION 35-7-110 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-110 (2017)

35-7-110. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Advertisement" means all representations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing the purchase of food, drugs, devices or cosmetics;

(ii) "Color" includes black, white and intermediate grays;

(iii) "Color additive" means a material, other than a material exempt under the federal act, which:

(A) Is a dye, pigment or other substance from a vegetable, animal, mineral or other source; or

(B) When added or applied to a food, drug or cosmetic, or to the human body or any part thereof, is capable (alone or through reaction with other substance) of imparting color thereto.

(iv) "Consumer commodity" means any food, drug, device or cosmetic as those terms are defined by this act or by the federal act;

(v) "Cosmetic" means articles other than soap which are:

(A) 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

(B) Intended for use as a component of any articles under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.

(vi) "Counterfeit drug" means a drug which, or the container or labeling of which, without authorization, bears the trademark, trade name or other identifying mark, imprint or device, or any likeness therefor, of a drug manufacturer, processor, packer or distributor other than the person who in fact manufactured, processed, packed or distributed the drug and which thereby falsely purports or is represented to be the product of, or to have been packed or distributed by, the other drug manufacturer, processor, packer or distributor;

(vii) "Department" means the department of agriculture;

(viii) "Device" means instruments, apparatus and contrivances, including their components, parts and accessories, intended:

(A) For use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in man or other animals; or

(B) To affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals.

(ix) "Director" means the director of the Wyoming department of agriculture or his duly authorized representative;

(x) "Drug" means:

(A) Articles recognized in the official United States pharmacopoeia, official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, official national formulary or any supplement to any of them; and

(B) Articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in man or other animals; and

(C) Articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals; and

(D) Articles intended for use as a component of any article specified in subparagraph (A), (B) or (C) of this paragraph but does not include devices or their components, parts or accessories.

(xi) "Establishment" means and includes any place or any area of any establishment in which foods, drugs, devices and cosmetics are displayed for sale, manufactured, processed, packed, held or stored. "Establishment" does not include a home kitchen where food is prepared and stored for family consumption, or any other place equipped for the preparation, consumption and storage of food on the premise by employees or nonpaying guests;

(xii) "Federal act" means the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended, (Title 21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.) and regulations promulgated under the act;

(xiii) "Food" means:

(A) Articles used for food or drink for humans including meat and ice intended for human consumption;

(B) Chewing gum;

(C) Beverages subject to the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, as amended, (Title 27 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.);

(D) Articles used for components of any article under subparagraphs (A), (B) and (C) of this paragraph.

(xiv) "Food additive" means any substance the intended use of which results or may be reasonably expected to result, directly or indirectly, in its becoming a component or otherwise affecting the characteristics of any food within the meaning of the federal act;

(xv) An "imitation food" is any food which is in physical characteristics such as taste, flavor, color, texture or appearance which resembles or purports to be or is represented as a food for which a definition and standard of identity has been prescribed and does not conform to such standard;

(xvi) "Immediate container" does not include package liners;

(xvii) "Label" means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article. A requirement made by or under this act that any word, statement or other information appear on the label shall not be considered to be complied with unless the word, statement or other information also appears on the outside container or wrapper, if there is any, of the retail package of the article, or is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper;

(xviii) "Labeling" means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon an article or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying the article;

(xix) "Local board of health" means a county or city board of health established pursuant to W.S. 35-1-301 et seq.;

(xx) "Local health department" means a health department established by a county, municipality or district pursuant to W.S. 35-1-301 et seq.;

(xxi) "New drug" means any drug considered to be a new drug under the federal act;

(xxii) "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;

(xxiii) "Package" means any container or wrapping in which any consumer commodity is enclosed for use in the delivery or display of that consumer commodity to retail purchasers as interpreted by the federal act;

(xxiv) "Pesticide chemical" means any substance which, alone, in chemical combination, or in formulation with one (1) or more other substances is an "economic poison" within the meaning of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. §§ 136 through 136y) which is used in the production, storage or transportation of raw agricultural commodities;

(xxv) "Principal display panel" means that part of a label that is most likely to be displayed, presented, shown or examined under normal and customary conditions of display for retail sale;

(xxvi) "Raw agricultural commodity" means any food in its raw or natural state, including all fruits that are washed, colored or otherwise treated in their unpeeled natural form prior to marketing;

(xxvii) "Regulatory authority" means the authority which issued the license or promulgated the rule or regulation being enforced including the department of agriculture or local health department;

(xxviii) "Farmers market" means a common facility or area where several vendors may gather on a regular, recurring basis to sell a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown farm products and other items directly to consumers;

(xxix) "Function" means any official ceremony or organized social occasion;

(xxx) "Not potentially hazardous food" means any food which does not require time or temperature control for safety to limit pathogenic microorganism growth or toxin formation. The natural pH or the final pH of acidified food must be 4.6 or less;

(xxxi) "Commercial food establishment" means and includes any place or any area of any establishment that is a wholesale or retail business where foods, drugs, devices and cosmetics are displayed for sale, manufactured, processed, packed, held or stored. "Commercial food establishment" shall not include:

(A) Any farmers market;

(B) Any producer or informed consumer engaged in transactions pursuant to W.S. 11-49-103; or

(C) Any retail space selling homemade food that is separate from a commercial food establishment in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the department pursuant to W.S. 11-49-103(d).

(xxxii) "This act" means W.S. 35-7-109 through 35-7-127.

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