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CARB labeling regs

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Changes to product dating requirements under California Consumer Products Regulation are effective this month, state Air Resources Board reminds companies in recent advisory. Manufacturers must display the actual date of manufacture, regulation's standard date code or firm's own code on each consumer product container. Manufacturers using their own codes must file explanations of the code, to be received by CARB on or before Jan. 31 annually, with the first explanation due this month. Explanations of modified non-standard codes must be received by CARB before any products with such a code are sold or supplied in the state. Additionally, all products manufactured on or after Jan. 1, 2006 must display dates and date codes that are "readily observable" without removing any product packaging. Date and date codes on the bottom of a container are allowed. CARB passed amendments to the consumer product reg relating to code dating in 2004 (1"The Rose Sheet" June 28, 2004, In Brief)...

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