For the labeling experts:
So according to the CFR, foods with no significant nutrition value are exempt from nutritional labeling. So you must always label net weight on the package, and as I recall even without the Nutrition facts label you still need to list the weight on the package.
So question, We repack a certain type of herb, this herb comes in tied bundles. (the stems are all formed together as a bundle), and we just take these bundles and place them in bags (repacking from bulk to smaller bags). We have a certain weight on the bag and sometimes to add up to the weight we either cut off from the bundle or cut off from another bundle and add it.
As a Food Safety person I could careless about this issue, but purchasing/accountants and all these people are saying they are not profiting from it. they want to either change weight or a price increase, they want to know what exactly weight to put on there (even some were like can we not put weight, yikes).
Purchasing says they pay for a certain amount and when we sell it (after repacking), there is no profit due to weight issues. We can out more not less than weight claims on the label, right?
So what is the correct thing to do in my case about weight? (hope everyone's not confused as I am)
Edited by The Food Scientist, 05 February 2020 - 07:17 PM.