References and Resources

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.


Innovations in food labelling

Published by FAO and Woodhead Publishing, edited by Janice Albert


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
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


Make Your Calories Count - Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management USA
Food and Drug Administration: Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide USA
Food Inspection Agency: Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising Canada
United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection (as expanded in 1999) UN
Food Standards Australia New Zealand Aus/NZ
Human Nutrition FAO
International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS) FAO
Technical barriers to trade WTO
World Trade Organization Trade agreements WTO

last updated:  Tuesday, September 3, 2013