Department of Agriculture - Labeling and Packaging - Declaration of responsibility: consumer and nonconsumer packages.

Published: 2016-07-15

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(A) Any package kept, offered, or exposed for sale, or sold at any place other than on the premises where the package is packed, shall specify conspicuously on the label of the package the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor. The name shall be the actual corporate name, or, when not incorporated, the name under which the business is conducted. The address shall include the street address, city, state or country if outside the United States, and zip code or the mailing code, if any, used in countries other than the United States. The street address may be omitted if this is shown in a current city directory or telephone directory.

(B) If a person manufactures, packs, or distributes a commodity at a place other than his principal place of business, the label may state the principal place of business in lieu of the actual place where the commodity was manufactured, packed, or is to be distributed, unless such statement would be misleading. Where the commodity is not manufactured by the person whose name appears on the label, the name shall be qualified by a phrase that reveals the connection such person has with such commodity, such as "Manufactured for and packed by ______________________," "Distributed by ___________," or any other wording of similar import that expresses the facts.