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A food product shall be regarded as adulterated or misbranded when it falls below the standard or quality, purity, or strength which has been adopted under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 31.10 of the food law. An article of food which is correctly labeled as to composition, place of manufacture, name of manufacturer, or otherwise may nevertheless be adulterated and hence will be sold in violation of the food law. A food product which on examination shows evidence of filth, putrescence, or decomposition and therefore is unfit for food is adulterated. Any food product which contains a poisonous or deleterious ingredient naturally present does not come within the provisions of the law and is unsalable. A product shall be deemed misbranded if any required phrase or statement, as "artificially colored," "imitation maple syrup," or the required statement of weight or measure or name and address of manufacturer, be not placed upon the label in plain intelligible words or figures.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.101

Published Electronically:

September 23, 2013