Oversight for Product Labeling
- Fur Products Labeling Act (US).
- How to Comply with the Fur Products Labeling Act Federal Trade Commission alert, February 1999.
- Rules and Regulations Under the Fur Products Identification Act Federal Trade Commission Code of Federal Regulations, Title 16, Part 301. Effective Mar. 16, 1998. (Direct link to FTC)
- Delaware: Section 1, Chapter 25, Title 6 of the Delaware Code, related to Prohibited Trade Practices, establishes labeling requirements for the sale of apparel containing fur. Effective June 1, 2010, this law will ensure consumers are advised, prior to purchase, that apparel contains real fur. The required labeling applies regardless of the price or value of the fur in the garment.
- New York: Amendment to general business law, S 399-AAA: Selling and manufacturing of fur-bearing articles of cloth. Covers the labeling of real fur and faux fur. All garments made of fur, whether natural or imitation, and regardless of price or value, must state on the label that the product contains either real or faux fur. Effective since 2007.
- Federal Trade Commission, 16 CFR Part 24, Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products Effective Dec. 2, 1996.
- International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard.
- Origin Assured (Information on the OA label launched by four auction houses and the International Fur Trade Federation)
- Federal Trade Commission, 16 CFR Part 260, Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims Commonly called “The Green Guides”.
- Federal Trade Commission proposes revised “Green Guides”. FTC press release, Oct. 6, 2010.
- “The Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guides – A Success Story” Speech by FTC Commissioner Roscoe Starek III to the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment Symposium, Dec. 4, 1996, with particular reference to the 1992 Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims.
Other Relevant Sources
- US Code : Title 15, Section 2055 on disclosure requirements for manufacturers and private labelers. (Direct link to the Legal Information Institute)
- USDA National Organic Program The NOP’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of standards in the US that govern the marketing of agricultural products as organically produced.
- Outrage hits “naturally raised” USDA meat labeling plan. Des Moines Register, Mar. 22, 2008.
- Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Processing Standards. Outside link.
- Talking to the consumer: Labeling ourselves or clear communication? By Teresa Platt, Former Executive Director, Fur Commission USA. (Apr. 10, 2005)