Sustainability labels and classifications, such as organic, fair trade and animal welfare, can have a positive impact on consumer acceptance and can raise awareness, but they are yet to actually drive more sustainable consumer behaviour, according to...
A seemingly trivial legal case involving UK supermarket Tesco’s description of chocolate sold in its stores in the Czech Republic illustrates the potential pitfalls of multilingual labels and automatic translations.
More than two thirds of the UK public want to see more information on their meat and dairy products about how the animals were reared, according to a poll commissioned by the charity Compassion in World Farming. But meat association BMPA says these labels...
Global food giants Nestle and Tyson Foods have joined supermarkets and food and environmental scientists to form a new non-profit organisation that will issue front-of-pack environmental scores on food products throughout Europe.
Europe’s olive oil industry is railing against the ‘unfair’ Nutri-Score algorithm and has launched the first international awards to assess the health benefits and flavour of olive oils in the hope the food labelling scheme will review its assessment...
Smart labels that use state of the art technology to give shoppers a host of new information about products could create a direct line of communication between consumers and producers and help foster a new era of trust between them, according to a new...
An influential advisory group in Germany has urged the government to introduce mandatory climate labels on foodstuffs to display the greenhouse gas emissions of products, as well as for a mandatory roll out of the as yet voluntary NutriScore labelling...
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is ‘not surprised’ by findings that just 5% of consumers in the UK recognise its logo, noting that as a voluntary label, “not all companies want to draw attention to an ingredient that is one of many”....
Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1 UK.
Consumers are less likely to check labels of biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery compared to other food categories, according to Harris Interactive, due to the perception that they are indulgence opportunities.
UK food manufacturers and retailers presented thoughts on the
practical implications of the EU review of food labelling
legislation this week, stressing the need for simple food labels
and efforts to stem demands for more and more...
US retailer, Albertsons, now requires its suppliers to use
temperature monitoring devices on perishable food shipments to its
distribution centers, which could force processors to invest in the
Only 40 per cent of Muscovites trust the information on food
product labels, with the ingredients listing considered the most
likely to be incorrect, according to a recent survey by the CVS
Consulting group. Angela Drujinina reports.
British retail chains have led the way in terms of own label
development, with many chains having several different ranges at a
number of price points and quality levels. But with new research
suggesting that own label penetration...
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) last week published the
first comprehensive report on food labelling in Ireland.For the
FSAI, the function of food labelling is to inform purchasers of the
properties, ingredients, nature...