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Email: Chapter 19, Article 2D


§19-2D-1. Definitions.

"Honey" means the nectar and saccharine exudation of plants as gathered, modified and stored in comb by honeybees.

"Imitation honey" means any mixture of sugars with or without honey as one of the constituent ingredients, which has been manufactured to represent honey.

"Label" means all written, printed or graphic information upon, attached to or accompanying product containers or wrappers.

"Package" means any container or wrappings in which a product is enclosed for use in the delivery or display of that product to retail purchasers.

"Person" means any individual, firm, corporation, association or any other group of people or business unit whether or not they are incorporated.

§19-2D-2. Labeling.

(a) No person shall manufacture, package, label, sell, keep for sale, expose or offer for sale, any article or product represented to be honey or to contain honey unless the product ingredient is honey, as defined in this article.

(b) No person shall sell, expose or offer for sale any product, compound or mixture of sugars labeled as or for honey, with or without honey as a constituent ingredient, unless the product, compound or mixture of sugars is labeled "imitation honey" with the word "imitation" appearing in letters equal in size to the letters used to spell "honey."

§19-2D-3. Penalties.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall, for the first offense, be fined not more than $100, and upon conviction for each subsequent offense be fined not more than $500.