• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) The word "bread" when used in the name of the food means the unit weighs 8 ounces or more after cooling, and any bread exposed for sale or sold in the District of Columbia shall have the net weight of the contents indicated by printing or marking the net weight on the label, wrapper, or container.

(b) Nothing herein shall apply to crackers, pretzels, buns, rolls, scones, or loaves of fancy bread weighing less than one-fourth pound avoirdupois, or what is commonly known as stale bread, provided the seller shall, at the time the sale is made, expressly state to the buyer that the bread sold is stale bread.

(c) Any loaf of bread weighing within 10 per centum in excess or within 4 per centum less than standard weight shall be deemed of legal weight.

(Mar. 3, 1921, 41 Stat. 1220, ch. 118, § 13; Aug. 24, 1921, 42 Stat. 201, ch. 92; Oct. 8, 1983, D.C. Law 5-33, § 2, 30 DCR 4022.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 10-114.

1973 Ed., § 10-113.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 5-33, the "Weights and Measures, and Markets Act Amendment Act of 1983," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 5-178, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 28, 1983 and July 12, 1983, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 21, 1983, it was assigned Act No. 5-55 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.