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Connecticut Laws | Title 21a Consumer Protection
Sec. 21a-31. (Formerly Sec. 19-184). Adulteration of turpentine.

Sec. 21a-31. (Formerly Sec. 19-184). Adulteration of turpentine. (168)(Text)

Section 21a-31 is repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (169)

Sec. 21a-32. (Formerly Sec. 19-185). Sale and use of articles containing wood alcohol. (170)(Text)

Any person who sells, exchanges, offers for sale or exchange or delivers to another any wood alcohol, known as methyl alcohol, shall affix to the vessel or container holding the same a label bearing the words, "wood alcohol, poison", printed or written thereon in letters not less than one-fourth of an inch in height. No person shall sell, exchange, offer for sale or exchange or deliver, or have in his possession with intent to sell, exchange or deliver, any article of food or drink, or any drug intended for external or internal use on or within the human body, or any perfume or toilet article, containing any wood alcohol known as methyl alcohol. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall cause a prosecution to be instigated for any violation of the provisions of this section. (171)

Sec. 21a-33. (Formerly Sec. 19-186). Penalty for sale of adulterated liquors. (172)(Text)

Any person who sells or exposes for sale any ale, beer or other fermented liquors, knowing the same to be adulterated, or adulterates for the purpose of sale any ale, beer or other fermented liquors, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than six months. (173)

Sec. 21a-34. (Formerly Sec. 19-193a). Vending machines. Definitions. (174)(Text)

As used in sections 21a-34 to 21a-45, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires: (175)

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection; (176)

(2) "Vending machine" means any self-service device offered for public use upon public or private property which, upon insertion of a coin, coins or token, or by other means, dispenses unit servings of food or beverage, either in bulk or in package, without the necessity of replenishing the device between each vending operation; (177)

(3) "Food" means any raw, cooked or processed edible substance, cough drops of a nonmedicinal type, beverage or ingredient used or intended for use in the whole, or in part, for human consumption; (178)

(4) "Readily perishable foods" means any food or beverage or ingredients consisting in whole or in part of milk, milk products, eggs, meat, fish, poultry or other food capable of supporting rapid and progressive growth of microorganisms which can cause food infections or food intoxication, except products in hermetically sealed containers processed by heat to prevent spoilage, and dehydrated, dry or powdered products so low in moisture content as to preclude development of microorganisms; (179)

(5) "Hot liquid food or beverage" means liquid food or beverage, the temperature of which at the time of service to the consumer is at least one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit; (180)

(6) "Single service articles" means any utensil, container, implement or wrapper intended for use only once in the preparation, storage, display, service or consumption of food or beverage; (181)

(7) "Product contact surface" means any surface of the vending machine, appurtenances or containers which comes into direct contact with any food, beverage or ingredient; (182)

(8) A food is "adulterated" (A) if it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may be injurious to health; (B) if it bears or contains any added poisonous or deleterious substance for which no safe tolerance has been established by regulation, or in excess of such tolerance if one has been established; (C) if it consists in whole or in part of any filthy, putrid or decomposed substance, or if it is otherwise unfit for human consumption; (D) if it has been prepared, packed or stored under unsanitary conditions whereby it may have become contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health; or (E) if the container is composed in whole or in part of a poisonous or deleterious substance which may render the contents injurious to health; (183)

(9) "Misbranding" means the use of any written, printed or graphic matter upon or accompanying products or containers dispensed from vending machines, including signs or placards displayed in relation to such products so dispensed, which is false or misleading or which violates any applicable local, state or federal labeling requirements; (184)

(10) "Operator" means any person who owns or operates or who, on his own behalf or through an agent or employee, prepares or transports any food or beverage dispensed in any vending machine or who supplies or replenishes the contents of any such machine; (185)

(11) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or association; (186)

(12) "Employee" means any supplier or any person employed by him who handles any food, beverage or ingredient to be dispensed through vending machines, or who comes into contact with food contact surfaces of containers, equipment, utensils or packaging materials used in connection with vending machine operations, or who otherwise services or maintains one or more such machines. (187)

Sec. 21a-35. (Formerly Sec. 19-193b). Vending machine operator's license. (188)(Text)

(a) No person shall, by himself or through any agent or employee, engage as a vending machine operator without a vending machine operator's license issued in accordance with the provisions of sections 21a-34 to 21a-45, inclusive. (189)

(b) Any person desiring to obtain a vending machine operator's license shall apply to the commissioner, on forms which the commissioner shall provide, stating (1) the applicant's name and address or the name and address of each partner, in case of a partnership, or of each principal officer and director, in case of a corporation; (2) the address of the applicant's principal place of business; (3) the location of each commissary and other establishment, if any, where supplies are kept and where food or beverages are prepared; (4) the identity and form of the food or beverage to be sold or offered for sale in or supplied for vending machines; (5) the number and type of each vending machine which the applicant operates, replenishes or services; (6) a description of each motor vehicle in which the applicant transports food, beverages or supplies from a commissary to vending machines; and (7) such other information as the commissioner may require. (190)

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