Senate Committee Substitute

SCS/SB 498 - This act provides that a food or merchandise container shall not be deemed to be made, formed, or filled as to be misleading, misbranded, or unfairly marketed if the container is filled to less than its capacity for reasons as outlined in the act. Such reasons include protection of the contents of the package, reasonable industry standards for enclosing the contents in the package, product settling, the package performing a specific function, where a reusable container is part of the presentation of the food, the inability to increase the level of fill or reduce the size of the package, and other reasons outlined in the act. No action shall be brought alleging a violation of merchandising practices if the container is in compliance with the provisions of this act.


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