62 Cases of Jam v. United StatesAnnotate this Case
340 U.S. 593 (1951)
U.S. Supreme Court
62 Cases of Jam v. United States, 340 U.S. 593 (1951)
62 Cases of Jam v. United States
Argued March 5-6, 1951
Decided March 26, 1951
340 U.S. 593
Under § 304 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended, the Government filed a libel to condemn 62 cases of a product which closely resembled fruit jam in appearance and taste, claiming that it was "misbranded" within the meaning of § 403(g). The product did not meet the standards for fruit jam prescribed in the regulations issued under § 401 and incorporated by reference in § 403(g), but it was wholesome and fit for human consumption, was plainly labeled as "imitation" in compliance with § 403(c), and was sold as "imitation jam," without any effort to misrepresent it as genuine fruit jam.
183 F.2d 1014, reversed.
On a libel by the United States against certain food products under § 304 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the District Court held that they were not "misbranded" within the meaning of § 403. 87 F.Supp. 735. The Court of Appeals reversed. 183 F.2d 1014. This Court granted certiorari. 340 U.S. 890. Reversed, p. 340 U. S. 601.
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