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Food Protection Home > Laws, Rules, and Regulations > 410 IAC 7-21 Section 49 - Accurate Representation of Packaged Food, Honest Presentation; Food Labels 410 IAC 7-21 Section 49 - Accurate Representation of Packaged Food, Honest Presentation; Food Labels

  1. Packaged food shall comply with standard of identity requirements in 21 CFR 130 through 21 CFR 169.

  2. Food shall be offered for human consumption in a way that does not mislead or misinform the consumer.

  3. Food or color additives, colored overwraps, or lights may not be used to misrepresent the true appearance, color, or quality of the food.

  4. Food packaged or stored in a wholesale food establishment shall be labeled as specified in law, including the following:

  1. IC 16-42-1.

  2. IC 16-42-2.

  3. 410 IAC 7-5.

  4. 21 CFR 101.

  1. Label information shall include the following:

  1. The common name of the food or, absent a common name, an adequately descriptive identity statement.

  2. If made from two (2) or more ingredients, a list of ingredients in descending order of predominance by weight, including a declaration of artificial color or flavor and chemical preservatives, if contained in the food.

  3. An accurate declaration of the quantity of contents as required in 410 IAC 12-1.

  4. The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.