21 CFR 501.1 - Principal display panel of package form animal food.

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§ 501.1 Principal display panel of package form animal food.
The term principal display panel as it applies to food in package form and as used in this part, means the part of a label that is most likely to be displayed, presented, shown, or examined under customary conditions of display for retail sale. The principal display panel shall be large enough to accommodate all the mandatory label information required to be placed thereon by this part with clarity and conspicuousness and without obscuring design, vignettes, or crowding. Where packages bear alternate principal display panels, information required to be placed on the principal display panel shall be duplicated on each principal display panel. For the purpose of obtaining uniform type size in declaring the quantity of contents for all packages of substantially the same size, the term area of the principal display panel means the area of the side or surface that bears the principal display panel, which area shall be:
(a) In the case of a rectangular package where one entire side properly can be considered to be the principal display panel side, the product of the height times the width of that side;
(b) In the case of a cylindrical or nearly cylindrical container, 40 percent of the product of the height of the container times the circumference;
(c) In the case of any otherwise shaped container, 40 percent of the total surface of the container: Provided, however, That where such container presents an obvious principal display panel such as the top of a triangular or circular package, the area shall consist of the entire top surface. In determining the area of the principal display panel, exclude tops, bottoms, flanges at tops and bottoms of cans, and shoulders and necks of bottles or jars. In the case of cylindrical or nearly cylindrical containers, information required by this part to appear on the principal display panel shall appear within that 40 percent of the circumference which is most likely to be displayed, presented, shown, or examined under customary conditions of display for retail sale.

Title 21 published on 2013-04-01

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  • 2013-09-27; vol. 78 # 188 - Friday, September 27, 2013
    1. 78 FR 59624 - Guidance for Industry #223: Small Entity Compliance Guide—Declaring Color Additives in Animal Foods; Availability
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      21 CFR Part 501

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Title 21 published on 2013-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 21 CFR 501 after this date.

  • 2013-09-27; vol. 78 # 188 - Friday, September 27, 2013
    1. 78 FR 59624 - Guidance for Industry #223: Small Entity Compliance Guide—Declaring Color Additives in Animal Foods; Availability
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Food and Drug Administration
      Notice of availabilty.
      The guidance is effective September 27, 2013. Submit either electronic or written comments on the SECG at any time.
      21 CFR Part 501