Labelling Resources for Consumers

Information about food labelling from many parts of the world is provided on this page. Use the right hand column of the page to see information intended for consumers, the food industry and governments. The information is also arranged by the purpose of the food label – nutrition, food safety, environment and social information. The information can also be searched by the source, that is, international organizations, governments and non-governmental organizations.

Downloads

Innovations in food labelling
Source: FAO
Nutrition labels and health claims: the global regulatory environment
Source: WHO
A qualitative assessment of standards and certification schemes applicable to aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region
Source: FAO
Você sabe o que está comendo?
Source: Brazil
Consumer education manual
Source: Brazil
Misleading food labels
Source: UNESCO
Overview and Application of Food Labelling
Source: Aus/NZ
Food labelling guide by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Source: Australia
NZFSA Labelling Guide companion to Food Standards Code by The New Zealand Food Safety Authority
Source: New Zealand

Websites

Source
Nutrition Education and Consumer Awareness
FAO
Food Safety and Quality
FAO
Food Safety and Quality: Public education, communication and information
FAO
International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)
FAO
Human Nutrition
FAO
WHO Nutrition for Health and Development
WHO
FAO Nutritional Requirements
FAO
Labelling and certification in fisheries and aquaculture
FAO
Organic agriculture
FAO
What is behind an organic label? - FAO Organic Agriculture Working Group
FAO
Environmental and social standards: certification systems that add value
FAO
Quality and Origin
FAO
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Aus/NZ
Health Canada - Nutrition Labelling
Canada
Nutrition labelling for consumers
Hong Kong
Nutrition Facts Label Programs and Materials
USA
United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection (as expanded in 1999)
UN
WHO Nutrition for Health and Development
WHO
EuroFIR eSearch facility
EuroFIR
USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
USA

last updated:  Tuesday, September 3, 2013