(a) A nonconsumer-package declaration of quantity:
(1) in units of weight shall be in terms of the avoirdupois pound or ounce;
(2) in units of liquid measure shall be in terms of the United States gallon of 231 cubic inches or liquid-quart, liquid-pint, or fluid-ounce subdivisions of the gallon, and shall express the volume at 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius), except in the case of petroleum products, for which the declaration shall express the volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 degrees Celsius), and except also in the case of a commodity that is normally sold and consumed while frozen, for which the declaration shall express, the volume at the frozen temperature, and except also in the case of a commodity that is normally sold in the refrigerated state, for which the declaration shall express the volume at 40 degrees Fahrenheit ( 4 degrees Celsius);
(3) in units of linear measure shall be in terms of the yard, foot, or inch;
(4) in units of area measure, shall be in terms of the square yard, square foot, or square inch;
(5) in units of dry measure shall be in terms of the United States bushel of 2,150.42 cubic inches, or peck, dry-quart and dry-pint subdivisions of the bushel;
(6) in units of cubic measure shall be in terms of the cubic yard, cubic foot, or cubic inch; provided, that nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the labeling of nonconsumer packages in terms of units of the metric system.
(b) Any generally accepted abbreviation of a unit name may be employed in the quantity statement on a package of a nonconsumer commodity (for commonly accepted abbreviations, see 27.0626(b) and (c)).History: Rule 6-76, eff 19 Oct 76, § 23.