Standard Barrel Act For Fruits, Vegetables, and Dry Commodities

The Standard Barrel Act For Fruits, Vegetables, and Dry Commodities is United States legislation that specified the standard barrel size and measurements for fruits and vegetables, establishing grading standards and inspections for each produce type. It penalized merchants who didn't use standardized barrels. The act was sponsored by Rep. William E. Tuttle, Jr. (D) of New Jersey.

Standard Barrel Act For Fruits, Vegetables, and Dry Commodities
Great Seal of the United States
Long titleAn Act to fix the standard barrel for fruits, vegetables, and other dry commodities.
NicknamesStandard Barrel Act, 1915
Enacted bythe 63rd United States Congress
EffectiveJuly 1, 1916
Citations
Public lawPub.L. 63–307
Statutes at Large38 Stat. 1186
Legislative history

Associated Statute of 1915 ActEdit

United States Congressional bill relative to United States law in accordance with the Standard Barrel Act For Fruits, Vegetables, and Dry Commodities.

Date of Enactment Public Law Number U.S. Statute Citation U.S. Legislative Bill U.S. Presidential Administration
August 3, 1912 P.L. 62-252 37 Stat. 250 H.R. 21480 William H. Taft

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Text of the act
  • Carey, L.C. (1939). "Containers for Fruits and Vegetables". Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Agriculture.