Except as hereinafter otherwise provided, bread shall be sold or offered or exposed for sale by net weight. Each loaf of bread sold, offered or exposed for sale shall have a plain and conspicuous statement showing the kind of bread, the net weight of the loaf and the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor upon the wrapper thereof if wrapped, or if unwrapped, upon a label affixed thereto in a sanitary manner; provided, however, if bread is sold at retail or offered or exposed for retail sale direct from the manufacturer to the consumer upon or in the premises of the manufacturer, only information as to the kind of bread and the net weight of the loaf shall be required and may be given upon a notice printed in English and, if a different language is spoken, also the language or languages of the neighborhood, conspicuously posted in plain view of the buyer and in close proximity to each size and kind of bread offered for sale in such premises. The requirement for sale of bread by net weight shall not apply to rolls, to stale bread when sold as such or to bread sold by the piece cut from the loaf, provided that such bread is weighed in the presence of the buyer.
The Office of Licensing shall make such uniform rules and regulations as are necessary to enforce this section, including reasonable tolerance or variations within which all declared weights shall be kept; provided, however, that such tolerances or variations shall not exceed one ounce per pound. All regulations promulgated hereunder shall be consistent with the New York Agriculture and Markets Law and any regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
[Amended 7-18-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996]
Containers of cookies and crackers, the contents of which weigh over three ounces net weight, must be marked in terms of net weight, and containers which contain more than six cookies or crackers shall be marked in terms of net weight or numerical count.
Candy in containers must be marked to show the net weight of the contents.
The declaration of quantity on a package of paper napkins or paper towels shall indicate the numerical count and the dimensions of the individual napkins or towels contained in the package.
The declaration of quantity on a package of writing paper, notebook paper or envelopes shall indicate the number of sheets or envelopes, as the case may be, in the package. When envelopes are included in a package of writing paper, the declaration shall indicate both the number of sheets of paper and the number of envelopes. The size of the lettering setting forth the number of sheets shall be equal to or greater than any other quantity representation on the package.
The declaration of quantity on a package of tablets or books of writing paper shall indicate the number of tablets or books in the package.
The declaration of quantity on a package of wrapping paper in sheet form may be in terms of either numerical count or net weight. If the declaration is in terms of numerical count, it shall indicate both the dimensions of an individual sheet and the number of sheets in the package.
The declaration of quantity on a package of facial tissues shall indicate the numerical count of usable units (a sheet of two- or three-ply shall be considered a single usable unit) and the dimensions of the individual unit.
The declaration of quantity on a package of toilet tissue in roll or sheet form shall indicate the numerical count of usable units (a sheet of two- or three-ply shall be considered a single usable unit) and the dimensions of the individual unit.
Any declaration or statement relating to the quantity of contents of a package of paper products that is in addition to or supplementary to the declaration required by this article shall be in juxtaposition with and shall be subordinated to the required declaration, provided that no supplementary declaration of the number of single-ply sheets in a package containing a multiple-ply product shall be permitted.
Textile yard goods, when sold at retail, must be sold by linear measure, and when put up or packaged in advance of sale, shall be definitely plainly and conspicuously marked to show the linear measure of the contents.
Textile yard goods, when sold for resale or for industrial use, must be sold by linear measure or by net weight, and when put up or packaged in advance of sale, shall be definitely, plainly and conspicuously marked to show the linear measure or net weight of the contents.
Woolen yarn must be sold either by weight or by linear measure. If sold in or by the package, such package must be definitely, plainly and conspicuously marked to show the linear measure or net weight of the contents.
Each ball, tube, bale, bobbin or spool must be marked with the net weight or linear measure of the twine, cordage, thread or yarn contained therein or with the gross and tare weights thereof. If a number of similar balls, tubes, bales, bobbins or spools are sold in a container and are not sold separately, it will be sufficient either to mark the total length or weight on the container, together with the number of units in the container, or to mark the length of each unit, together with the number of units in the container.