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Labels and symbols for food packaging

Updated on August 6, 2011

labels and symbols on food packaging

Food labels and symbols have been made mandatory for food manufacturers by government by almost all countries in the world . High consumer awareness and anxiety for food related issues among masses made regulators to take note and implement laws for food manufacturer .

Any one buying food products must check following things which are available on packaging .

Date of production

This is to declare on which date food items were manufactured

Date of expiry

Most important of all .This declares the shelf life of the product don't buy anything which has crossed or nearing expiry date .This is also termed as ''best before ''in many countries

Manufacturers name and address

Manufacturers have to declare their name and address of manufacturing unit . Sometimes third party manufacturers are involved their name and address would be mentioned along with the marketing firm or principal owner of the product ,in case of any complaint please write to the address mentioned or visit that manufacturing unit.

Ingredients

List of ingredients used are mentioned on the packets so as to make consumer aware of the contents involved in manufacturing of the products . If you averse of any ingredients then you can select any other item .This is mandatory for manufacturer so as to protect consumers from adulteration .

Allergen

This has been recently been added to labels by regulators . Allergen are highlighted in bold by the manufacturers on packets . such as "" traces of nuts and milk present "".

Calories

Calories are declared on each servings for product

Weights

Check the declared weights as there are chances that product might be underweight .

Precautions if any

Some products require special storage precaution .

Batch code s

This is fro tracking product in case of manufacturing defects or problem the batch codes helps in recall.

Then there are various symbols which helps in identifying whether products is

Vegetarian or non -vegetarian

recyclable or non - recyclable

fragile

Way to handle

ISO & HACCP approved

Allergens if any

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      sam 

      4 years ago

      under batch code the third word should be for - correct also i like gregs sausage, baked beans and these pie

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      PIEEATER 

      7 years ago

      omg i like pie too but I bet your fatter than me cuz i like healthy pie god yhu pig!

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      chuck 

      7 years ago

      hi i like pie

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