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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 9.22 Products and Commodities

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Chapter 9.22
Products and Commodities

Sections:

9.22.010 Sale by net weight or measure.
9.22.020 Misrepresentation of price.
9.22.030 Meat, meat products, fish, poultry and wild game.
9.22.040 Bread.
9.22.050 Butter, oleomargarine, and margarine.
9.22.060 Fluid dairy products.
9.22.070 Flour, corn meal, and hominy grits.
9.22.080 Textile products.
9.22.090 Berries and small fruits.

9.22.010 Sale by net weight or measure.

The words "weight or measure" as used in this title in connection with any commodity mean net weight or net measure. Whenever any commodity is sold, offered for sale, or advertised for sale on the basis of weight or measure, the net weight or net measure of the commodity shall be employed, and all contracts concerning commodities shall be so construed.

Weight or measure statements of the quantity of the commodity sold, offered for sale or advertised for sale shall express the number of the largest of such units as contained in such commodity (for example a liquid commodity of one quart shall be "one quart liquid," and not "two pints liquid" or "thirty-two fluid ounces." Where the number is a whole number and a fraction there may be substituted for the fraction its equivalent in smaller units (for examples, one and three-quarter quarts liquid may be expressed as "one quart one and one-half pints liquid" or "one quart one pint eight fluid ounces"; one and one-quarter pounds may be expressed as "one pound four ounces"). The stated number of any unit that is smaller than the largest unit contained in such commodity shall not equal or exceed the number of such smaller units in the next larger unit (for examples, instead of "one quart sixteen fluid ounces" the statement shall be "one and one-half quarts liquid" or "one quart one pint liquid"; instead of "twenty-four ounces avoirdupois" the statement shall be "one and one-half pounds" or "one pound eight ounces").
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 24: 1960 C. 346.010.)

9.22.020 Misrepresentation of price.

Whenever any commodity or service is sold, or is offered, exposed, or advertised for sale, by weight, measure, or count, the price shall not be misrepresented, nor shall the price be represented in any manner calculated or tending to mislead or deceive an actual or prospective purchaser.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 25: 1960 C. 346.020.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.420 Misrepresentation of price prohibited

9.22.030 Meat, meat products, fish, poultry and wild game.

All meat, meat products, fish, poultry and wild game, offered or exposed for sale or sold as food, shall be offered and exposed for sale by avoirdupois weight, and shall be weighed at time of sale. This section shall not apply:

A. When any of the items mentioned in this section are for immediate consumption on the premises where sold, or as one of several elements comprising a meal sold as a unit for consumption elsewhere than on the premises where sold;

B. When items are prepacked in packages of equal weight that comply with Chapter 9.18;

C. When items are prepacked in packages of random weights that comply with Section 9.20.010.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 26: 1960 C. 346.030.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.275 Meat, poultry and sea food, combinations, how sold

Ops. Atty. Gen.:

Sale of fried chicken, except for immediate consumption, by number of pieces rather than by weight for a specified price, violates V.A.M.S. 413.275. No. 276, August 12, 1964.

A hamburger or meat sandwich may be considered a ready-to-eat meal sold as a unit, and not required to be sold by weight. No. 380, December 4, 1964.

9.22.040 Bread.

Each loaf of bread and each unit of a twin or multiple loaf of bread, made or procured for sale, kept, offered, exposed for sale, or sold, whether or not the bread is wrapped or sliced, shall weigh one-half pound, one pound, one and one-half pounds, or a multiple of one pound, avoirdupois weight, within reasonable variations or tolerances that, by statute or regulation, have been established by the state of Missouri. The provisions of this section shall not apply to biscuits, buns, or rolls weighing four ounces or less, or to "stale bread" sold and expressly represented at the time of sale as such, and that the marking provisions of Chapter 9.18 shall not apply to unwrapped loaves of bread.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 27: 1960 C. 346.040.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.280 Bread, how sold

McQuillin:

24.409 Bread

9.22.050 Butter, oleomargarine, and margarine.

Butter, oleomargarine, and margarine shall be offered and exposed for sale and sold by weight, and when in package form these commodities shall be packaged only in units of one-quarter pound, one-half pound, one pound, or multiples of one pound, avoirdupois weight.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 28: 1960 C. 346.050.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.285 Butter, oleomargarine and margarine, how sold

9.22.060 Fluid dairy products.

All fluid dairy products, including but not limited to whole milk, skimmed milk, cultured milk, sweet cream, sour cream, and buttermilk, shall be packaged for retail sale only in units of one gill, one-half liquid pint, one liquid pint, one liquid quart, one-half gallon, one gallon, or multiples of one gallon.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 29: 1960 C. 346.060.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.290 Fluid dairy products, packaged for retail, how

9.22.070 Flour, corn meal, and hominy grits.

When in package form, and when packed, kept, offered, or exposed for sale, or sold, wheat flour, whole wheat flour, graham flour, self-rising wheat flour, phosphated wheat flour, bromated flour, enriched flour, enriched self-rising flour, enriched bromated flour, corn flour, corn meal, and hominy grits shall be packaged only in units of three, five, ten, twenty-five, fifty, or one hundred pounds, avoirdupois weight; provided, that packages in units of less than three pounds or more than one hundred pounds shall be permitted.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 30: 1960 C. 346.070.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.295 Flour, corn meal and hominy grits packaged, how

9.22.080 Textile products.

It is unlawful to keep for the purpose of sale, offer or expose for sale, or sell any textile yard goods put up or packaged in advance of sale in a bolt or roll, or any other textile product put up or packaged in advance of sale in any other unit, for either wholesale or retail sale, unless the bolt or roll, or the other unit, be definitely, plainly, and conspicuously marked to show its net measure in terms of yards or its net weight in terms of avoirdupois pounds or ounces, subject, however, to the following limitations and requirements:

A. Any unit of twine or cordage may be marked to show its net measure in terms of feet. Ready-wound bobbins that are not sold separately shall not be required to be individually marked, but the package containing the bobbins shall be marked to show the number of bobbins contained therein and the net weight or measure of the thread on each bobbin. Any unit of sewing, basting, mending, darning, crocheting, tatting, hand-knitting, or embroidery thread or yarn except nylon hand-knitting yarn that is not composed in whole or in part of wool, the net weight of which is less than two ounces avoirdupois, shall be marked to show its net measure in terms of yards as unwound from the ball or from the spool or other holder. Any retail unit of a textile product, sold only for household use, consisting of a package containing two or more similar individual units that are not sold separately, shall be marked to show the number of individual units in the package and the net weight or net measure of the product in each individual unit, but this proviso shall not apply where the individual units are separately marked. Any unit of yarn, composed in whole or in part of wool sold to consumers for handiwork, shall be marked to show the net weight of the yarn except that any unit of tapestry, mending, or embroidery yarn, the net measure of which does not exceed fifty yards, may be marked to show its linear measure only.

B. The marking required by this section shall in all cases be in combination with the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor of the product, or a trademark, symbol, brand, or other mark that positively identifies the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

C. A tolerance of three percent, based on a test of an average of not less than ten units of the same type and put-up, to be selected at random, shall be permitted.

D. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following textile products when sold at wholesale in bulk by net weights: Cordage, agricultural bag sewing threads, twines, yarns that are to be processed, and yarns that are to be industrially converted into end-use products.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 31: 1960 C. 346.080.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.305 Textiles, twine and thread, how sold

9.22.090 Berries and small fruits.

Berries and small fruits shall be offered and exposed for sale and sold by weight, or by measure in open containers having capacities of one-half dry pint, one dry pint, or one dry quart. The marking provisions of Chapter 9.18 shall not apply to such containers.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 32: 1960 C. 346.090.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.310 Berries and small fruits, how sold

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