FSAI reveal new labelling regulations

FSAI reveal new labelling regulations

New food labelling requirements have been revealed by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Under the new rules, which come into effect in 2014, descriptions on packaging will have to be written in a certain font size - to ensure it is legible - and outlining the product's nutritional values will now be mandatory.

Food producers will also need to tell the consumers if the food has already been frozen and loose food items will have to be labelled.

Meat products, from poultry, pigs and sheep, will now have to include the country of origin - a move which has been quite contentious.


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