Labeling -- clothing and food

Labels on Clothing

Federal law requires labeling on clothing. Manufacturers must specify what materials the clothing contains and include instructions on the care and cleaning of the clothing.

If you have followed the washing / dry cleaning instructions, and the item becomes damaged as a result, return the item to the retailer and ask for an exchange or refund.  If the retailer won’t cooperate, ask for the manufacturer’s name and address and write to them. Complaints may also be filed online with the Federal Trade Commission.

Phone: (202) 326-2222

See also “Dry Cleaning

Labels on Food

Under Connecticut law, packaged food sold in the state must be labeled in accordance with the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, and the Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation as adopted by the National Conference of Weights and Measures.   
Food labeling shall include but not be limited to the following items: the common name of the product; a list of ingredients in order of predominance; net weight or volume; and the name and address or phone number of the producer or distributor. 
Labeling can be submitted to the Department of Consumer Protection for review for compliance with these laws. Copies of proposed labels should be sent to the attention of:
Food Label Review
Department of Consumer Protection
Division of Food & Standards
Room 165, 165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
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