§ 21-25-4. Penalty for misbranding.
Every person, firm, or corporation, as principal, or by a servant, or agent, who shall sell or offer to sell or expose for sale or have in their possession with intent to sell, contrary to the provisions of this chapter, any package, bag, bottle, can, box, tub, firkin, or container of any kind which has been stamped, marked, printed, branded, and is to be used for the sale, offering, or exposing for sale of any Rhode Island corn meal when the corn meal contained in it has not been ground or manufactured in Rhode Island from Rhode Island corn as required by this chapter, shall for each offense be fined one hundred dollars ($100), one-half ( 1 / 2 ) of the fine to the use of the complainant and one-half ( 1 / 2 ) of the fine to the use of the state; and on trial for the offense, proof of the sale or offering to sell or of the exposing for sale of the article or substance shall be evidence or knowledge of the character of the article or substance so sold or offered or exposed for sale and of knowledge that it was not stamped, marked, printed, branded, or used in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
(P.L. 1940, ch. 898, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 21-25-4.)