Category Archives: Product Labelling and Packaging

The objective of foodstuff labelling is to guarantee that consumers have access to complete information on the content and composition of products, in order to protect their health and their interests. Other information may provide details on a particular aspect of the product, such as its origin or production method. Some foodstuffs, such as genetically modified organisms, allergenic foods, foods intended for infants or even various beverages, are also subject to specific regulations.

Labelling of certain non-food products must also contain particular information, in order to guarantee their safe use and allow consumers to exercise real choice. In addition, the packaging of foodstuffs must adhere to production criteria in order to avoid contaminating food products.



Consumers Contents

  • Consumers: general framework and priorities: Services of general interest, Actions and strategic programmes
  • Consumer information: Information systems, Misleading advertisements and commercial practices
  • Consumer safety: Consumer health, Product safety, Safety of services, Quality of goods and services
  • Protection of consumers’ economic and legal interests: Consumer representation, Legal redress and the settlement of disputes, eCommerce, Contracts, Transport, Financial services
  • Product labelling and packaging: Labelling of foodstuffs, Food packaging and contents, Non-food product labelling

See also

Activities of the European Union: Consumers
Further information on the European Commission’s website Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General