Substitute House Bill No. 6211
          Substitute House Bill No. 6211

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-217


AN ACT CONCERNING  THE CONTROLLED STORAGE OF FRUIT
AND THE LABELING  OF UNPASTEURIZED APPLE JUICE AND
CIDER.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  22-39a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    No  person  shall sell or exchange or offer or
expose for sale or exchange or transport for  sale
any  fruit  represented  as having been exposed to
"controlled atmosphere", or "modified atmosphere",
alone  or  with  other  words, or shall so use any
such term or form of words or symbols  of  similar
import   on   any   container   or  lot  of  fruit
advertised, sold, offered for sale or  transported
for  sale  within this state unless such fruit has
been kept in a room or storage building  with  not
more  than  five  per cent oxygen for a minimum of
[ninety] SIXTY days.
    Sec.  2.  Section   21a-146   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Under  the  provisions of this part apple
juice is exempted from the provisions of  part  I.
Any  plant  or place where juice is extracted from
apples or put in containers  shall  be  registered
with  the  Commissioner of Consumer Protection and
shall be subject to sanitary inspection by  [said]
THE  commissioner  or  his  agents and to labeling
regulations    promulgated    by    [said]     THE
commissioner.  The  registration  fee shall be ten
dollars  per  year  and   shall   accompany   each
registration  application. Each registration shall
expire  annually.   The   form   of   registration
application    shall    be    specified   by   the
[Commissioner     of     Consumer      Protection]
COMMISSIONER.
    (b)  EACH  CONTAINER  IN  WHICH  UNPASTEURIZED
APPLE JUICE OR CIDER IS SOLD SHALL CARRY  A  LABEL
STATING  THAT  SUCH  APPLE  JUICE  OR CIDER IS NOT
PASTEURIZED. SUCH LABEL SHALL  BE  PRINTED  IN  AT
LEAST TEN-POINT TYPE.

Approved June 24, 1997