Food Law News - UK - 2002

FSA News Release, 8 March 2002

LABELLING - Report proposes clearer food labels

A new independent report published by the Food Standards Agency indicates how food labels could be made clearer, more informative and more user-friendly.

The report of a Taskforce on Clear Labelling recommends that more of the label should be given over to the information required by law to be there.

The taskforce was made up of independent experts including representatives from the Plain English Campaign, consumer groups, the Basic Skills Agency and the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

The report says labelling information should be:

The Agency is preparing draft advice for consultation.

The Clear Labelling Task Force Recommendations on ideal label formats can be seen at:

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