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§ 686. Butter Grades.

3 CA ADC § 686Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 2. Animal Industry
Chapter 1. Dairies
Article 24. Butter Grades
3 CCR § 686
§ 686. Butter Grades.
In accordance with Section 37103 of the Food and Agricultural Code, quality designations are to be affixed on butter packages as follows:
(a) On quarter-pound, half-pound, one-pound and two-pound butter wrappers, the quality designations shall appear on the lower side panel. No other printing shall appear on the lower side panel, except designations which have been approved by the director, which designs shall in no case overlap or interfere with the legibility of said quality designations. On continuous design machine wrappers, the quality designation need not appear on the lower side panel but at least two full quality designations shall appear on each wrapper. The quality designations on quarter-pound and half-pound wrappers are required to appear in 12-point type in caps for the letters and 24-point type for the numerals. On one and two-pound wrappers the 24-point type in caps is to be used for the letters and 48-point type for the numerals. When butter is packaged in any other than quarter-pound, half-pound, one or two-pound prints the size of type to be used for quality designations on such packages shall be approved by the director.
(b) The quality designations must b spelled out with no abbreviations being permitted. The terms to be used are as follows: “1 First Quality 1” and “2 Second Quality 2.”
(c) On butter cartons, or packages, the quality designations must appear on the two end or side panels with nothing else appearing thereon, except that the name of the manufacturer or the brand of the butter may appear. The same terms appearing on the wrapper shall be used, except that the words “first quality” or “second quality” are to appear as in the following arrangement:
The numerals shall also appear on each side of the end panel.
(d) On the half-pound and one-pound carton, the numerals shall be three-quarters of an inch in height and the lettering one-fourth of an inch in height. On cartons or packages of two pounds or more, including chiplets, the numerals shall be one and one-fourth inches in height and the lettering one-half inch in height.
(e) When the name of the manufacturer or the name of the brand of butter appears in connection with quality designations, they shall be in letters not larger than half the size of the type used for quality designations.
(f) Quality designations are to be of the same color used for the manufacturer's name or butter brand except where otherwise approved in writing by the director. Yellow and similar colors are not to be used for quality designations.


1. Amendment filed 10-7-49 (Register 18, No. 2).
2. Amendment filed 9-21-56; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 56, No. 18).
3. Amendment filed 2-23-62; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 62, No. 4).
4. Amendment filed 4-25-75 as procedural and organizational; effective upon filing (Register 75, No. 17).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 3, § 686, 3 CA ADC § 686
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