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Decisions: Containers


Containers - Labelling of Packs within Packs

Question: When individual packages are packed within a larger package and that larger package is sold to the consumer intact, do the individual (inner) packages have to be labelled?

Answer: When individual packages are packed within a larger package and that larger package is sold to the consumer intact, the inner packages do not have to be labelled. Only the outer package has to be labelled, since it is the one sold to the consumer. The inner packages, however, may not bear any misleading information on their labels.

However, if the individual packages are ever sold singly, directly to the consumer, they would have to be labelled. (22/April/92)