Labelling Resources for Industry

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.

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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
General Standard for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods
Source: Codex Alimentarius
Codex Alimentarius Food Labelling, 2007
Source: Codex Alimentarius
Codex guidelines on nutrition labelling
Source: Codex Alimentarius
Guidelines for use of nutrition and health claims
Source: Codex Alimentarius
Consideration of issues related to mandatory nutrition labelling – Codex Committee on Food Labelling 2010
Source: Codex Alimentarius
Guidelines for the ecolabelling of fish and fishery products from marine capture fisheries
Source: FAO
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
Rotulagem Nutricional Obrigatória: Manual de Orientação às Indústrias de Alimentos
Source: Brazil
Trade Guidelines on Preparation of Legible Food Labels
Source: Hong Kong
Technical Guidance Notes on Nutrition Labelling and Nutrition Claims
Source: Hong Kong
Method Guidance Notes on Nutrition Labelling and Nutrition Claims
Source: Hong Kong
Application guide: Small Volume Exemption from Nutrition Labelling
Source: Hong Kong
Technical Issues on Nutrition Labelling - Rounding Rules
Source: Hong Kong
Acceptable Nutrient Function Claims under the Nutrition Labelling Scheme in Hong Kong
Source: Hong Kong
Trade guidelines on Serving Size of Prepackage Food for Nutrition Labelling
Source: Hong Kong
EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers
Source: EU
FOOD LABELLING GUIDANCE - 2008 by food standards agency
Source: UK
Normas para la Rotulacion y Publicidad de los Alimentos: Resolución Conjunta SPRyRS 149/2005 y SAGPyA 683/2005 .
Source: Argentina
Resolution RDC no. 359, dated December 23rd, 2003
Source: Brazil
Resolution RDC no. 360, dated December 23rd, 2003
Source: Brazil
Regolamento Sanitario de los Alimentos Dto. N° 977/96 (d.of. 13.05.97)
Source: Chile
Modifica Decreto N° 977 De 1996, Del Ministerio De Salud, Reglamento Sanitario De Los Alimentos
Source: Chile
RSA propuesta de modificación Reg. Esp mayo 2008
Source: Chile
Decreto 117/006
Source: Uruguay
Guia para la aplicacion del Dec. 117_006
Source: Uruguay
Food and Drug Regulations C.R.C. c. 870
Source: Canada
Food Labeling Guide by Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's)Revised October 2009
Source: USA

Websites

Source
Nutrition Education and Consumer Awareness
FAO
Food Safety and Quality
FAO
Codex Alimentarius
Codex Alimentarius
World Trade Organization Trade agreements
WTO
Technical barriers to trade
WTO
Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
WTO
International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)
FAO
Human Nutrition
FAO
WHO Nutrition for Health and Development
WHO
Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2011 WHO global report
WHO
FAO Nutritional Requirements
FAO
United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable disease prevention and control
UN
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
FAO Voluntary Guidelines to Support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food se
FAO
WHO Nutrition for Health and Development
WHO
Food Inspection Agency: Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising
Canada
Health Canada: Guide to Developing Accurate Nutrient Values
Canada
Nutrition labelling for trade
Hong Kong
Food and Drug Administration: Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide
USA
Nutrition Panel Calculator – Australia and New Zealand
Aus/NZ
EuroFIR eSearch facility
EuroFIR
USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
USA
Food allergen labelling legislation: Guidance
UK
Allergen management and labelling for pre-packed foods
UK
Providing allergen information for non pre-packed foods
UK
Composition and labelling of foodstuffs suitable for people intolerant to gluten: Guidance
UK
Labelling of certain food colours as set out in Regulation 1333/2008: Guidance
UK
Labelling of certain food colours as set out in Regulation 1333/2008: Guidance
UK
Nutrition Labelling Compliance Test
Canada
Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990
USA

last updated:  Tuesday, September 3, 2013