When are foods misbranded
An article of food shall be deemed to be misbranded-
- if it is an imitation of, or is a substitute for, or resembles in a manner likely to deceive, another article of food, and is not conspicuously labeled so as to indicate its true character,
- if it is falsely stated to be the product of any place or country,
- if it is sold by a name which belongs to another article of food,
- if it is so colored , flavored , coated, powdered or polished as to conceal any damage to the article or to appear of greater value than it really is,
- if false claims are made for it upon the label or otherwise,
- if, when sold in sealed or prepared packages by its manufacturer, the contents of each package are not conspicuously and correctly stated on the outside thereof;
- if the package containing it is deceptive with respect to its contents, in any manner, such as label, statement, design or device which is misleading,
- if the package containing it, or the label thereon, bears the name of a fictitious individual or company as the manufacturer or producer of the article,
- if it purports to be, or is represented as being for special dietary uses, unless its label bears the prescribed information concerning its dietary properties,
- if it contains any artificial flavoring, coloring or chemical preservatives without declaring the same on the label, or in violation of the requirements of this Act and the Rules made thereunder, and
- if it is not labeled in accordance with the requirements of this Act and the Rules made thereunder.
Preservative: means a substance which when added to food, is capable of inhibiting, retarding or arresting the process of fermentation, acidification or other decomposition of food.