TITLE 21
Food And Drugs

CHAPTER 21-31
Rhode Island Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics Act

SECTION 21-31-9


§ 21-31-9 Promulgation of reasonable standards by director.

Whenever in the judgment of the director of health an action will promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers, the director of health shall promulgate regulations fixing and establishing for any food or class of food a reasonable definition and standard of identity, and/or reasonable standard of quality and/or fill of container. In prescribing a definition and standard of identity for any food or class of food in which optional ingredients are permitted, the director of health shall, for the purpose of promoting honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers, designate the optional ingredients which shall be named on the label. The definitions and standards promulgated shall conform so far as practicable to the definitions and standards promulgated under authority of the Federal Act.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1959, ch. 56, § 1.)