Background

The Federal Trade Commission is accepting through Feb. 5 comments on the proposed extension of the information collection associated with the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act regulations. The FPLA was enacted to eliminate consumer deception concerning product size and package content. Section 4 of the FPLA specifically requires packages or labels to be marked with (1) a statement of identity, (2) a net quantity of contents disclosure, and (3) the name and place of business of the company responsible for the product. The FPLA regulations at 16 CFR Parts 500-503 specify how manufacturers, packagers, and distributors of “consumer commodities” must do this.

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