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a type size not less than 20 points. An additional 12 State regulations focus on renovated or substitute butter, most often specifying type size and font.2

In Mississippi, as an example, renovated butter must be marked as such in plain Gothic letters at least 3/8 inch high on two sides of each container (Miss. Code Ann. §75-31-17, §75-31-423). Alabama requires substitutes for butter to declare ''substitute for butter" in black Gothic letters not less than I inch high and I inch wide (Ala. Code §2-13-17). There are 18 other State regulations that establish labeling requirements for reduced fat cheeses, ice milk, skim milk, nondairy products, or products in semblance of frozen desserts.3

Blended Products

Twenty State regulations have been issued pertaining to the nomenclature and labeling of blends or mixtures. Seven State have prominence regulations for honey products.4 Three States regulate oils that are mixtures or blends (Cal. Food & Agric. Code §28475 to 28478, §28480 to 28482, §28484 to 28486; Mass. Gen. Stat. Ann. §61; 7 Pa. Code §47.2 and 47.3). For example, California's olive oil regulation has specific requirements on the declaration required for any olive oil blended with other edible oils. Three States have prominence regulations on blended vinegars (Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 94, §186 and 187; Minn R. 1550.0640; N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. Law §209).

The six remaining prominence regulations regarding blends or mixtures vary in scope and effect.5 In Massachusetts, for example, any maple product sold that consists of maple syrup in combination with other ingredients must be labeled with a statement in which all the ingredients appear in the same size type as the words "maple syrup" (Mass. Gen. Stat. Ann. §36C).


Ala. Code §2-13-20; Conn. Gen. Stat. §21a-20; Idaho Code §37-328, §37-331 to 37-332b §37-333; Mass. Gen. Stat. Ann. §59; Miss. Code Ann. §75-31-17, §75-31-423; Mo. Rev. Stat. §196.775; N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §184.47; Utah Code Ann. §4-3-14.


Ala. Code §2-13-17; Ark. Stat. Ann. §20-59-235; Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §3-326, §36-906.14; Cal. Food & Agric. Code §39151, §39152, §39181, §39211, §39213; Fla. Stat. §503.011, §503.031, §503.062; Idaho Code §37-326; Minn. Stat. §32.62, §32.481, §32.5311; Minn. R. 1550.0620; N.D. Cent. Code §4-30-41.1 to 4-30-41.3; N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §184.52, Or. Rev. Stat. §621-425; Pa. Code §61.65; Vt. Stat. Ann. Title 6, §2811.


Ala. Code §2-13-121, §1-13-122 Conn. Gen. Stat. §22-181a; Mont. Code. Ann. §50-31-204; N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. Law §205 and 206; 31 Pa. Stat. §382; Tex. Agric. Code §131.011, §131.081 to 131.084; Washington Rev. Code §69.28.400.


Iowa Code §189.11; Mass. Gen. Stat. Ann. §36C; Minn. R. 1550.0600; S.D. Cod. Laws Ann. §39-4-15; Vt. Slat. Ann. Title 6, §493; W.Va. Code §16-7-2.

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