Understanding label regulations for fresh food products


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Existing legislation, such as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, is increasingly placing responsibility for food safety on retailers’ shoulders. Such regulations stipulate extensive declarations, seamless traceability and effective measures for avoiding product recalls.

This white paper explains which regulations food retailers have to comply with when labeling fresh products. It focuses on the EU Regulation 1169/2011 for the European Market and on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act for the US market. It also provides practical tips for the hygienic handling of fresh foods.

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