Food labelling

Edited by J Ralph Blanchfield 
Woodhead  2000  

hardback  320 pages  ISBN 9781855734968      £155.00
Food labelling is one of the most important issues facing food manufacturers today. With the increased use of controversial techniques such as irradiation and the genetic modification of crops food manufacturers find themselves at the centre of an increasingly political debate. This is in addition to the existing complexities of producing labelling that fulfils the needs of consumer and regulator as well as the manufacturer's own technical and marketing departments.


Introduction D Jukes, University of Reading, UK; C Bruhn, University of California, USA; D Hunt, Food and Drink Federation, UK; D Love, Consultant (formerly MAFF, UK); D Walker, Chief Trading Standards Officer, Shropshire County Council, UK

  • Key issues in food labelling
  • Consumer needs
  • Manufacturers' needs
  • Legislators' perspectives
  • An enforcement perspective

Labelling requirements: EU D Love, Consultant (formerly MAFF, UK

  • Key principles
  • The organisation of EU legislation
  • EU legislation and Codex standards
  • The main requirements for pre-packed foods
  • Nutrition labelling and claims
  • Specific labelling requirements in food composition directives
  • Specific labelling requirements in CAP marketing regulations
  • Novel foods and GM foods: labelling rules
  • Future developments

Labelling requirements: USA J Vanderveen, Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, USA

  • Introduction
  • The legislative and rule making process
  • The main enforcement agencies
  • Regulations on product name
  • Ingredients
  • Responsible agent for product
  • Net contents labelling
  • Nutrition facts
  • Country of origin
  • Nutrition content claims
  • Health claims
  • Details of regulations by competent authorities
  • Future trends

Declaration of ingredients and additives: EU D Flowerdew, Consultant (formerly Leatherhead Food Research Association, UK)

  • Declaring ingredients and additives: the basic principles
  • Review of key legislation
  • Summary of manufacturers' responsibilities
  • How it can go wrong

Declaration of ingredients and additives: US R H Schmidt, University of Florida, USA

  • Declaring ingredients and additives: the basic principles
  • Regulation and key legislation
  • Manufacturers' responsibilities for ingredient and additive declaration

Durability indication: EU A Mrohs, Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde e.V., Bonn, Germany

  • Introduction
  • The legal situation
  • Manufacturers' responsibilities
  • The product on its way to the consumer
  • Varied application in the EU
  • Special provision for short
  • life products: introduction
  • The legal situation: use-by date
  • Products with use-by date on their way to the consumer
  • Varied interpretations of 'use-by' provisions in EU member states
  • Guidelines on how dates should be calculated and presented
  • Future trends

Durability indication: US R A Labudde, North Carolina State University, USA

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Terminology
  • Conflicting purposes of durability indications
  • Cost of durability indications
  • Guidelines for durability indications
  • Telltale indicators
  • Future trends

Nutrition information: EU L Insall, Food and Drink Federation, UK

  • Introduction: key issues in presenting nutrition information
  • EU nutrition legislation
  • Manufacturers' responsibilities
  • Consumer expectations
  • Voluntary codes
  • Future trends

Nutrition information: US T A Altman, EveryX Knowledge Integrators, Denver, USA

  • Key principles of US labelling requirements
  • Making nutrient declarations
  • Format requirements and exemptions: conventional foods
  • Dietary supplement labelling
  • Compliance management
  • Future trends

Nutrition and health claims: EU P Berry Ottaway, Consultant

  • Introduction
  • Nutrition and health claims in the EU
  • Substantiation of health claims
  • Nutrition labelling
  • The future

Nutrition and health claims: US M K Schmidl and T P Labuza, University of Minnesota, USA

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Disease - specific claims or disease-prevention claims
  • FDA Modernisation Act of 1997
  • Medical foods
  • Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994
  • Controversy over labelling
  • Advertising and the Federal Trade Commission
  • The future

Special issues in food labelling E J Whitely and M J Sadler, Institute of Grocery Distribution, Watford, UK; J-P Kern, Mars Incorporated, UK; J Ralph Blanchfield, Consultant; G W Gould, Consultant

  • Good design in food labelling
  • Multi-language requirements
  • Food allergen labelling
  • GM foods and ingredients
  • Irradiated foods and ingredients
  • Label problems for blind and visually-impaired people

Determining shelf life C M D Man, South Bank University, UK

  • What do we mean by 'shelf life'?
  • Introducing the main categories of product
  • Principle ways of determining and extending shelf life
  • Future trends

The role of traceability in food labelling C Morrison, United Biscuits Frozen and Chilled Foods Ltd

  • The key objectives of traceability
  • Legal requirements concerning traceability coding
  • Wider aspects of traceability coding
  • A modern computerised production and management control system
  • Use of care lines in traceability
  • Applying traceability systems when problems arise

Instructions for storage and use K G Anderson, Consultant

  • Introduction
  • Risk categorisation
  • Clarity of language
  • Date marking
  • Storage and post-opening storage
  • Freezing, treatment post-freezing and re-freezing
  • Cooking and re-heating
  • Microwaveable foods
  • Use in recipes
  • Special circumstances
  • Future trends

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