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Forum on Permissible Metric-Only Labeling

Includes Proposed Amendments to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA)

Purpose: To Update Federal and State Packaging and Labeling Laws to Give Manufacturers the Option of Using Metric-Only Labeling on Packages.

Permissible Metric-Only Labeling

This document contains proposed amendments to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.
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2005 Forum Report: Permissible Metric-Only Labeling (Oct. 2005) (update based on 2003 Forum Report)  
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2003 Forum Report: Permissible Metric-Only Labeling (Nov. 6, 2003)  
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  • 2003 Agenda
 
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2002 Forum Report: Permissible Metric-Only Labeling (Nov. 7, 2002)  
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  • Updating the U.S. Fair Packaging & Labeling Act (FPLA) Issues
  • Includes a Proposal to Amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act for Permissible Metric-Only Labeling
 
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  • 2002 Forum Invitation
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  • 2002 Agenda
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  • Suggested Discussion Questions for the Public Comment Session
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  • 2002 Attendee List
 
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2002 Presentations/Speakers

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Ken Butcher - "Proposal to Amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act to Allow Metric Only Labeling." (Select: PDF graphic PDF or Microsoft PowerPoint)
 
 
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Louis E. Straub, Chief, Weights and Measures Section, State of Maryland - "The National Conference on Weights and Measures: Metric in the Marketplace." (Select: URL: National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM)
 
 
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Tom Coleman - "Value Comparisons."
 
 
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Christopher Guay, Senior Manager, North American Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Proctor and Gamble.
 
 
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Deborah M. Fanning, CAE, Executive Vice President, Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc. URL: Arts & Creative Materials Institute
 
  
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Lorelle Young, President, U.S. Metric Association, "It's a Metric World -- Even in the U.S." URL: U.S. Metric Association
 
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Letters Received Concerning Proposed FPLA Amendment
(The views that are expressed in the following correspondence do not necessary reflect the views of this agency.)

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John Barker, Manager Trade Measurement, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, New Zealand
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Steven Black, Georgia
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European Union Delegation of the European Commission
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Food Marketing Institute
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George F. Hauck
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Peter Jentel, Illinois
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Liz A. Johnson, Manager Special Projects, National Paint & Coatings Association
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John Nicols, SE, Ph.D., Professional Engineer, Texas
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Sue Preussner, Educator, Idaho
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Dilip K. Radadia, P.E., Pennsylvania
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Ms. E. Roelofsen, British Columbia, Canada
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Richard W. Rusk, LCMS, Virginia
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Carol Sorenson, Utah
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Lawrence J. Stempnik, P.E.
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Aves D. Thompson, Director, State of Alaska, Division of Measurement Standards & Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
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Paul Trusten, Texas
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William L. Wagner, Nebraska
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John H. Woelflein, New Hampshire
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Other letters to be added
 
 

 

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