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  • NJ A2476
  • Regulates sale of olive oil.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires that all olive oil presented and sold for human consumption in this State shall meet the International Olive Council standards or the standard for olive oil as adopted by the United States Food and Drug Administration when such standards have been adopted. The bill prohibits a person manufacturing, selling, offering for sale, giving away, or possessing in this State imitation olive oil or virgin olive oils that contain additives. The bill does allow the blending of olive oil with other edible oils, if the blend is not labeled as olive oil or imitation olive oil, is clearly labeled as a blended vegetable oil, and if the contents and proportions of the blend are prominently displayed on the container's label, or if the oil is a flavored olive oil. A violation of this bill's provisions is an unlawful practice and a violation of the consumer fraud act, P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.). Thus, any person who violates any of the provisions of the bill is liable to a penalty of not more than $10,000 for the first offense and not more than $20,000 for the second and each subsequent offense. In addition, a violation may result in cease and desist orders issued by the Attorney General, and the awarding of treble damages, attorneys' fees and costs of suit to the injured party.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee  (on 2/4/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
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