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Advances in Food and Beverage Labelling


Author: Paul Berryman

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publish Date: 12th November 2014

ISBN-13: 9781782420934

Pages: 258

Language: English



Advances in Food and Beverage Labelling reviews recent advances in labelling research and regulation, covering issues such as nutrition and hazard information, traceability, health claims and standardisation, as well as new labelling technologies and consumer issues. The EU Food Information Regulation will come into force in December 2014 and the book is designed to provide timely and useful information to manufacturers in this area, as well as on a global scale. Part one covers the different types of information that can, or must be present on a food label. Part two looks at recent developments in food labelling technology, regulations and enforcement.

Table of Contents

List of contributors Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition Preface Part One: General trends in regulation and enforcement of food labelling 1: The EU food information for consumers regulation Abstract 1.1 Introduction 1.2 General requirements and responsibilities 1.3 Mandatory food information 1.4 Distance selling 1.5 Future trends 2: Current regulation of food and beverage labelling in the USA Abstract 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Regulatory oversight of labelling between government bodies 2.3 The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics (FD&C) Act and The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act 2.4 The main labelling requirements according to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act 2.5 Allergen labelling 2.6 Net quantity of contents 2.7 Date marking and the uniform open dating regulations 2.8 Country of origin 2.9 Distance selling 2.10 The future of US food labels? 2.11 Sources of further information and advice 3: Enforcement of food and beverage labelling legislation: enforcement bodies and relevant legislation in the UK Abstract 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The enforcement jigsaw: local government food authorities 3.3 Wider responsibilities of local food regulators 3.4 National and regional coordination of local authority enforcement 3.5 National arrangements for consumer complaints about food and beverage labelling 3.6 Outline of relevant legislation relating to food and beverage labelling 3.7 Future trends 4: Enforcement of food and beverage labelling legislation: enforcement policies and codes in the UK Abstract 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Enforcement policies relating to food and beverage labelling 4.3 Local approaches to enforcement 4.4 The implications of a failure to meet legal obligations relating to food and beverage labelling 4.5 Future trends Part Two: Trends in labelling relating to nutrition and health 5: Nutrition and related labelling of foods and beverages: the case of the USA Abstract 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Nutrition labelling: general requirements 5.3 Formats for nutrition labels 5.4 Nutrition labelling in restaurants and for alcoholic beverages 5.5 Voluntary labelling statements: nutrient content claims 5.6 Voluntary labelling statements: health claims 5.7 Voluntary labelling statements: organic controls, GM labelling and claims 5.8 Voluntary labelling statements: gluten-free and “natural” claims 5.9 Future trends 6: Health claims on food and beverage labels: comparing approaches in the EU and the USA Abstract 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Regulation of health and health-related claims in the EU 6.3 Regulation of health and health-related claims in the US 6.4 Summary, conclusions and future trends 7: Front-of-pack (FOP) labelling of foods and beverages Abstract 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Development of FOP labels 7.3 Impact of FOP labelling 7.4 Future trends and developments Acknowledgements 8: Consumer interpretation of nutrition and other information on food and beverage labels Abstract 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Consumer perception and use of front-of-package information 8.3 Consumers ability and motivation to process health-related information from food packages 8.4 Consumer understanding of health-related information 8.5 Future trends Part Three: Trends in labelling relating to other aspects of food quality 9: Ethical and environmental labelling of foods and beverages Abstract 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Defining ethical labelling 9.3 Defining environmental labelling 9.4 Control of labelling schemes 9.5 The motivation behind consumer purchasing choices 9.6 A review of global environmental and ethical schemes 9.7 A review of industry labels and schemes 9.8 Economics of the main labelling schemes 9.9 Summary 9.10 Future trends 10: Labelling of genetically modified (GM) ingredients in foods and beverages Abstract 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Genetic modification (GM) in food production: an overview 10.3 European approval processes 10.4 European regulation of GM food and feed 10.5 GM labelling: principles and regulatory requirements 10.6 Consumer expectations of GM labelling 10.7 Future trends Websites 11: Smart labelling of foods and beverages Abstract 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Labelling to detect changes in temperature 11.3 Labelling to monitor freshness 11.4 Labelling to detect changes in oxygen concentration 11.5 Labelling to detect changes in carbon dioxide concentration 11.6 The use of electronic technology to develop smart labelling 11.7 Conclusions and future trends 12: Labelling relating to natural ingredients and additives Abstract 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Clean label definitions 12.3 Clean label and the consumer 12.4 Clean label/Natural/Free from 12.5 Clean label challenges 12.6 Clean label ingredients 12.7 Future trends Index