After investigation, and from time to time as may be practical and advisable, the
Board shall have authority to establish and promulgate standards of opened and closed
receptacles for, and standards for the grade and other classification of farm products,
by which their quantity, quality, and value may be determined, and prescribe and promulgate
rules and regulations governing the marks, brands, and labels which may be required
for receptacles for farm products, for the purpose of showing the name and address
of the producer or packer; the quantity, nature and quality of the product, or any
of them, and for the purpose of preventing deception in reference thereto, and for
the purpose of establishing a State brand for any farm product produced in North Carolina:
Provided, that any standard for any farm product or receptacle therefor, or any requirement
for marking receptacles for farm products, now or hereafter established under authority
of the Congress of the United States, shall forthwith, as far as applicable, be established
or prescribed and promulgated as the official standard or requirement in this State:
Provided, that no standard established or requirement for marking prescribed under
this Article shall become effective until the expiration of 30 days after it shall
have been promulgated.
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