16 CFR Parts 500-503: Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act ("FPLA" or "Act"); Project No. R411015 #00002

Submission Number:
00002
Commenter:
Lewis
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Parts 500-503: Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act ("FPLA" or "Act"); Project No. R411015
As an amendment to this is it all possible to have expiration dates uniform and readable? I realize the label is a separate entity but if there was any possible way of merging the two together. Dates either arent't there, stamped in foil, code, and if anything should be legible to the consumer along with what is in the product they are consuming is whether it is still safe to consume. Another question posed to this commission as people store items pass the dates of "use by". If the product is unopened does that date change, if so, should it not also be listed, doesn't it change the acutal label contents such as vitamin, sodium, caloric content?" tests prove so. I believe the labels and expiration dates should be looked at together and a little closer. thank you.