Labels - business perspectives

Food labels provide consumers with information they would not otherwise have about a product since some attributes cannot be detected through taste, sight or smell. Clear labels help the consumer to compare one product with another product and to chose products according to their needs and preferences.

Certain labels may be required by national laws for some food products. Other food products may be exempt from the labelling requirement. For voluntary labels, there may be guidelines related to their use. Therefore, food companies should consult the country information section of this website to review the laws and guidelines for food labels in a specific market.
last updated:  Tuesday, September 3, 2013