Maine Revised Statutes

§777. Labeling

The following information shall appear on the face or display side of the container of any plant amendment or soil amendment offered for sale. It shall be in a readable and conspicuous form and shall be considered the label. If distributed in bulk, a written or printed statement of the required information shall accompany delivery and be supplied to the purchaser at time of delivery: [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

1. Net weight.  Net weight;
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2. Brand name.  Brand name;
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3. Guaranteed analysis.  The name of each amending ingredient and the amount of each expressed in terms commonly applied to the ingredients, and the total percent of other ingredients;
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4. Purpose of product.  Purpose of product;
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5. Direction for application.  Direction for application; and
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6. Name and address of the registrant.  Name and address of the registrant.
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No information shall appear on any package, label, delivery slip or advertising matter which is false or misleading. [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

The commissioner may require proof of claims made for any plant or soil amendment. If no claims are made he may request statements of usefulness and value of the plant or soil amendment. For verification of claims or statements the commissioner may rely on experimental data, evaluations or advice supplied from such sources as the Director of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station. The verification shall be related to Maine conditions for which the product is intended. [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

The commissioner may allow labeling by volume rather than weight in packaging of plant or soil amendments. [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

1979, c. 491, §§1,2 (NEW).