2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 7 - FOOD AND DRUGS
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
SECTION 35-7-119 - Fair packaging and labeling provisions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-119 (2017)

35-7-119. Fair packaging and labeling provisions.

(a) All labels of consumer commodities, as defined by this act, shall conform with the requirements for the declaration of net quantity of contents of section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (15 U.S.C. § 1451, et seq.) and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto as of the effective date of this act. Consumer commodities exempted from the requirements of section 4 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act are also exempt from this subsection.

(b) The label of any package of a consumer commodity which bears a representation as to the number of servings of the commodity contained in the package shall bear a statement of the net quantity (in terms of weight, measure or numerical count) of each serving.

(c) No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed in commerce any packaged consumer commodity if any qualifying words or phrases appear in conjunction with the separate statement of the net quantity of contents required by subsection (a) of this section, but nothing in this section prohibits supplemental statements, at other places on the package, describing in nondeceptive terms the net quantity of contents. Supplemental statements of net quantity of contents shall not include any term qualifying a unit of weight, measure or count that tends to exaggerate the amount of the commodity contained in the package.

(d) If the director determines that regulations containing prohibitions or requirements other than those prescribed by subsection (a) of this section are necessary to prevent the deception of consumer or to facilitate value comparisons as to any consumer commodity, the director shall promulgate rules and regulations with respect to that commodity in conjunction with W.S. 35-7-127.

(e) Every retailer and every wholesaler who sells or offers for sale in this state through an establishment or otherwise any meat, which is the product of any country foreign to the United States, shall clearly label the meat as "imported," naming the country of its origin. The department shall promulgate rules and regulations with respect to labeling. As used in this subsection:

(i) "Meat" means the edible part of the muscle of animals, which is skeletal or which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart or in the esophagus, with or without the accompanying or overlying fat, and the portions of bone, skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels which normally accompany the muscle tissue and which are not separated from it in the process of dressing, but shall not include the muscle found in the lips, snout or ears, nor any edible part of the muscle which has been manufactured, cured, smoked, cooked or processed;

(ii) "Retailer" means a person regularly engaged in the business of selling meat at retail to the public, and selling only to the user or consumer and not for resale;

(iii) "Wholesaler" means a person regularly engaged in the business of selling meat at wholesale to retailers for subsequent sale at retail to the public.

(f) Subsections (a) and (c) of this section shall not apply to the preparation, service, use, consumption or storage of foods at a traditional event or activity pursuant to W.S. 35-7-1703. The definitions in W.S. 35-7-1702 shall apply to this subsection.

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