List of food labeling regulations

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The packaging and labeling of food is subject to regulation in most regions/jurisdictions, both to prevent false advertising and to promote food safety.

Regulations by type[edit]

Multi-faceted[edit]

Ingredients and basic nutrition[edit]

Nutritional rating systems[edit]

Veracity[edit]

Food-handling materials[edit]

The wine glass and fork food safe symbol

Specific foods[edit]

Vegan[edit]

Vegetarian[edit]

Farming practices[edit]

Religious certifications[edit]

Controversies[edit]

Named geographic origin[edit]

Genetic and commercial origin[edit]

Preparation at site of consumption[edit]

  • Shake well

Pricing[edit]

Safety information[edit]

By region[edit]

Asia[edit]

India[edit]

Thailand[edit]

  • Phuket: "Yellow flag" for vegetarian food during ‘ngan kin jeh’ vegetarian festival

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Europe[edit]

European Union[edit]

  • Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products
  • Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011
  • Regulation 1151/2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs: defines "labelling" as "any words, particulars, trade marks, brand name, pictorial matter or symbol relating to a foodstuff and placed on any packaging, document, notice, label, ring or collar accompanying or referring to such foodstuff".[10]

United Kingdom[edit]

Oceania[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

South America[edit]

Chile[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Certifying organization information". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ "PETA-Approved Vegan". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Vegan Trademark "sunflower" trademark by Vegan Society". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Vegetarian Label by EVU". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Swissveg V-Label". Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  6. ^ "About us". BIOCYCLIC VEGAN STANDARD. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  7. ^ "India's Vegetarian Mark". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Vegetarian Society Approved Website". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  9. ^ "VegSoc Approved". Archived from the original on 10 October 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  10. ^ EUR-Lex, Regulation 1151/2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs, article 3, accessed 27 June 2022