US: FTC seeks comment Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules
The Federal Trade Commission is proposing amendments to its rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Enacted in 1967, the FPLA requires that certain products carry labels identifying the contents, source, item quantity, and other information to help consumers compare products.
In March 2014, the FTC sought public comment on the FPLA rules as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides. Comments must be received on or before March 30, 2015. In response to comments received, the Commission proposes amendments to the rules. The agency also proposes to revise the rules to incorporate a more comprehensive metric chart (FTC Press Release, 22 January 2015).
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