27.0655 Containers-Measured containers- Liners.

Cite as [A.S.A.C. § 27.0655]

(a) Commodities designed and sold at retail to be used as containers for other materials or objects, such as bags, cups, boxes, and pans, shall be labeled with the declaration of net quantity as follows:

(1) For bag-type commodities, in terms of count followed by linear dimensions of the bag (whether packaged in a perforated roll or otherwise):

(A) When the unit bag is characterized by 2 dimensions because of the absence of a gusset, the width and length will be expressed in inches, except that a dimension of 2 feet or more will be expressed in feet with any remainder in terms of inches or common or decimal fractions of the foot (for example: "25 bags 17 in x 20 in" or "100 bags, 20 in x 2 ft 6 in" or "50 bags, 20 in x 2-1/2 ft");

(B) When the unit bag is gusseted, the dimensions will be expressed as width, depth, and length, in terms of inches, except that any dimension of 2 feet or more will be expressed in feet with any remainder in terms of inches or the common or decimal fractions of the foot (for example: "25 bags, 17 in x 4 in x 20 in " or "100 bags, 20 in x 12 in x 2-1/2 ft");

(2) For other square, oblong, rectangular, or similarly shaped containers, in terms of count followed by length, width, and depth, except depth need not be listed when less than 2 inches (for example: "2 cake pans, 8 in x 8 in" or "roasting pan, 12 in x 8 in x 3 in");

(3) F or circular or other generally round- shaped containers, except cups, and the like, in terms of count followed by diameter and depth, except depth need not be listed when less than 2 inches (for example: "4 pie pans, 8 in diameter x 4 in");

(b) When the functional use of the container is related by label references in standard terms of measure to the capability of holding a specific quantity of substance or class of substances, such references shall be a part of the net quantity statement and shall specify capacity as follows:

(1) Liquid measure for containers which are intended to be used for liquids, semisolids, viscuous materials, or mixtures of solids and liquids, The expressed capacity will be stated in terms of the largest whole unit (gallon, quart, pint, ounce), with any remainder in terms of the common or decimal fraction of that unit (for example: Freezer Boxes -"4 boxes, l-qt capacity, 5 in x 4 in x 3 in");

(2) Dry measure for containers which are intended to be used for solids. The expressed capacity will be stated in terms of the largest whole unit ( bushel, peck), with any remainder in terms of the common or decimal fraction of that unit ( for example: Leaf Bags -"8 bags, 6-bush~1 capacity, 3 ft x 5 ft");

(c) Where containers are used as liners for other more permanent containers, the declaration of net quantity shall be in the same terms as are normally used to express the capacity of the more permanent container (for example: Garbage Can Liners -" 10 liners, 2 ft 6 in x 3 ft 9 in, fits up to 30-gallons cans"); provided. that notwithstanding the requirements set out in this section, the net quantity statement for containers such as cups will be listed in terms of count and liquid capacity per unit (for example: "24 cups, 6 fl oz capacity"). For purposes of this section, the use of the terms "capacity", "diameter", and "fluid" is optional.

History: Rule 6-76, eff 19 Oct 76, § 41.