Designation of Quality of Canned Goods: Hearing Before ..., 70-2 on S. 4800 ..., February 7, 1929

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Page 2 - Fifth. If it be canned food and falls below the standard of quality, condition, and/or fill of container, promulgated by the Secretary of Agriculture for such canned food; and its package or label does not bear a plain and conspicuous statement prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture indicating that such canned food falls below such standard.
Page 3 - ... form of statement, from time to time, as in his judgment may be necessary. In promulgating such standards and forms of statements and any alteration or modification thereof, the Secretary of Agriculture shall specify the date or dates when such standards shall become effective, or after which such statements shall be used, and shall give public notice not less than ninety days in advance of the date or dates on which such standards shall become effective or such statements shall be used. Nothing...
Page 3 - Agriculture, sha.l bear on its label or package a statement that the canned food falls below the standard promulgated by the Secretary. Since the amendment furnishes further information to the consumer and is for his protection, the department can offer no objection to the enactment of the bill. Very truly yours, RW DUNLAP, Acting Secretary. Now, Mr. Clark, if you will take the stand. STATEMENT OF RGBERT F.
Page 2 - to determine, establish, and promulgate, from time to time, a reasonable standard of quality, condition, and/or fill of container for each class of canned food as will, in his judgment, promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of the consumer.
Page 2 - If it be canned food and falls below the standard of quality, condition, and/or fill of container, promulgated by the Secretary of Agriculture for such canned food and its package or label does not bear a plain and conspicuous statement prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture indicating that such canned food falls be\ow such standard. For the purposes of this paragraph the words canned food...
Page 3 - ... bill remedy that situation ? Mr. HARTMAN. I do not know. We are not in the fish canning business, but are engaged with the canning of fruit and vegetables. Mr. KETCHAM. I think that fish would probably be exempt from the provisions of this bill, because of the statement of the department. It shows the proposed bill would amend the Federal food and drugs act as to canned food, except meat and meat-food products and canned milk. I suppose fish comes under that classification. Mr. ASWELL. That is...
Page 2 - For the purposes of this paragraph the words canned food mean all food whicn is in hermetically sealed containers and is sterilized by heat, except meat and meat food products which are subject to the provisions of the Meat Inspection Act of March 4, 1907 (Thirty-fourth Statutes, page 1260) , as amended, and except canned milk; the word class means and is limited to a generic product for which a standard is to be established and does not mean a grade, variety, or species of a generic product. The...
Page 2 - ... approved June 30, 1906, as amended Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 8 of the act entitled " An act for preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes...

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