Labelling Resources for Government

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
Cost benefits of nutrition labelling
Source: FAO
Australia handbook
Source: Australia
FDA cost benefit
Source: USA
UK green book
Source: UK
Research on consumer & nutrition labelling
Source: FAO
Typology for nutrition labels
Source: FAO
Research sampling methods
Source: FAO
The advantages and disadvantages of surveying methods
Source: FAO

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
EuroFIR eSearch facility
EuroFIR
Food allergen labelling legislation: Guidance
UK
Composition and labelling of foodstuffs suitable for people intolerant to gluten: Guidance
UK

last updated:  Tuesday, September 3, 2013