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") #00005

Submission Number:
00005
Commenter:
Edward Schlesinger
Organization:
N/A
State:
California
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")
Matter Number:

R411015

Project No. R411015” on your comment, and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/fairlabelingact I would like to have standardized unit pairs to avoid confusion. Current Example: “powdered dishwasher detergent: NET WT 75 OZ (4.68 LB) 2.12 kg” “Milk ½ gallon 1.89 L” however, “Soy Milk 64 FL OZ (1/2 GAL) 1.89 L”. Three sets of measurement compared to two sets of measurement. What is the closer measure for Weights and Measure regulation testing? Is there a rule that LB needs to be indicated if OZ is listed along with the mandatory kg. 1. Simplify dual-labeling requirements so less cost to producers and passed on to consumers. Have clear guidelines across products from dishwasher detergent to dairy products, standardized unit pairs volume or weight, to avoid confusion to shoppers , and less confusion for export and domestic market. 2. To conform to future EU or Australian/Pacific Rim regulation on nutrition labeling, having the preferred SI unit k J kilo-Joules next to kilocalories (Calories) still in use in the United States. 3. Removing the US Customary Units altogher in near future would simplify and eliminate confusion all together!