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§19-28-1. Definitions.

When used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Flour" includes, and is limited to, the foods commonly known in the milling and baking industries as: (1) White flour, also known as wheat flour or plain flour; (2) bromated flour; (3) self-rising flour, also known as self-rising white flour or self-rising wheat flour; and (4) phosphated flour, also known as phosphated white flour, or phosphated wheat flour, but excludes whole wheat flour and also excludes special flours not used for bread, roll, bun or biscuit baking, such as specialty cake, pancake and pastry flours.

(b) "White bread" means any bread made with flour as defined in paragraph (a) whether baked in a pan or on a hearth or screen, which is commonly known or usually represented and sold as white bread, including Vienna bread, French bread and Italian bread.

(c) "Rolls" include plain white rolls and buns of the semibread dough type, namely soft rolls, such as hamburger rolls, hot dog rolls, Parker House rolls and hard rolls, such as Vienna rolls, Kaiser rolls, but shall not include yeast-raised sweet rolls or sweet buns made with fillings or coatings, such as cinnamon rolls or buns and butterfly rolls.

(d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture or his or her duly authorized agent.

(e) "Person" means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust or any group of persons whether incorporated or not, engaged in the commercial manufacture or sale of flour, white bread or rolls.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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