Health & Safety Code Section 433.005
(a)A livestock or poultry product is misbranded if:
(1)any part of its labeling is false or misleading;
(2)it is offered for sale under the name of another food;
(3)it is an imitation of another food, unless its label bears, in prominent type of uniform size, the word “imitation” immediately followed by the name of the food imitated;
(4)its container is made, formed, or filled so as to be misleading;
(5)except as provided by Subsection (b), it does not bear a label showing:
(A)the manufacturer’s, packer’s, or distributor’s name and place of business; and
(B)an accurate statement of the quantity of the product by weight, measure, or numerical count;
(6)a word, statement, or other information required by or under the authority of this chapter to appear on the label or labeling is not prominently placed on the label or labeling in sufficient terms and with sufficient conspicuousness, compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices in the label or labeling, to make it likely to be read and understood by the ordinary individual under customary conditions of purchase and use;
(7)it purports to be or is represented as a food for which a definition and standard of identity or composition has been prescribed by department rule under Section 433.043 (Standards of Labeling, Composition, and Fill) unless:
(A)it conforms to the definition and standard; or
(B)its label bears:
(i)the name of the food specified in the definition and standard; and
(ii)to the extent required by department rule, the common names of optional ingredients present in the food, other than spices, flavoring, and coloring;
(8)it purports to be or is represented as a food for which a standard of fill of container has been prescribed by department rule under Section 433.043 (Standards of Labeling, Composition, and Fill) and the food does not meet the standard of fill of container, unless its label bears, in the manner and form prescribed by department rule, a statement that it does not meet the standard;
(9)except as provided by Subsection (c), it does not purport to be or is not represented as a food for which a standard of identity or composition has been prescribed by department rule unless its label bears:
(A)any common or usual name of the food; and
(B)if it is fabricated from two or more ingredients, the common or usual name of each ingredient;
(10)it purports to be or is represented for special dietary uses and its label does not bear the information concerning its vitamin, mineral, and other dietary properties that the department, after the executive commissioner or department consults with the United States Secretary of Agriculture, has determined, and the executive commissioner has prescribed by rule, to be necessary to fully inform purchasers of its value for those uses;
(11)it bears or contains artificial flavoring, artificial coloring, or a chemical preservative unless it bears labeling stating that fact, except as otherwise prescribed by department rule for situations in which compliance with this subdivision is impracticable; or
(12)it does not bear on itself or its container, as prescribed by department rule:
(A)the inspection legend and establishment number of the establishment in which the product was prepared; and
(B)notwithstanding any other provision of this section, other information required by department rule to assure that the product will not have false or misleading labeling and that the public will be informed of the manner of handling required to keep the product in wholesome condition.
(b)The executive commissioner may adopt rules:
(1)exempting from Subsection (a)(5) livestock products not in containers; and
(2)providing reasonable variations from Subsection (a)(5)(B) and exempting from that subsection small packages of livestock products or poultry products.
(c)For products subject to Subsection (a)(9), the department may authorize the designation of spices, flavorings, and colorings without naming them. The executive commissioner may adopt rules establishing exemptions from Subsection (a)(9)(B) to the extent that compliance with that subsection is impracticable or would result in deception or unfair competition.
Section 433.005 — Misbranding,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.433.htm#433.005 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).