Fair Packaging & Labeling Act

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Fair Packaging & Labeling Act

Legislation in the United States requiring the label on a consumer product to state clearly the name of the product, its maker or manufacturer, and its quantity. The Act was passed so consumers are able to know what they are buying. It came into effect in 1967.
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In the United States, labeling of consumer products is governed by many overlapping statutes, the Consumer Product Safety Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) among them.
Schneider, president of DougMar Consultants an international regulatory affairs firm, gave a presentation discussing the importance of compliance with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.
Rather, cosmetics are regulated under two important laws: the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act/and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA).
Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), the FDA has proposed requiring food labels to list the net quantity of contents using both the inch-pound (avoirdupois) system and the metric system.