Human health

Labels provide information that is important for protecting human health and such labels are often mandatory. Labels provide warnings and information about the safe ways to use a product (for example, storage and cooking instructions). Labels make it possible for consumers with allergies or intolerances to avoid certain ingredients in products (for example, gluten or sulphites) Combined with education, labels can help consumers to choose foods that have the qualities they need and to avoid foods that are inappropriate for their health.

The specific information that is required or permitted on the label depends on the legislation of the country where the product is sold.

last updated:  Monday, July 22, 2013