Food Labelling Case Study

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Labelling Food labelling laws make sure consumers get vital information about the foods they consume. Food businesses must label their food products legally and correctly. The overall aim of the food labelling regulations is to ensure that customers can make informed choices in relation to the food they consume, as well as to prevent any practices that may mislead the customer. It is required by law to have these items on labels: Manufacturers name and contact details Name of product Description of the product Weight (some foods are exempt such as bread) Ingredients (listed in descending order of weight) Cooking/heating instructions Storage instructions Shelf life Place of origin Allergy information There…show more content…
The case involved "Tesco healthy living lean mince beef" Sold in prepacked form. The sample taken indicated a fat content of 19% where a maximum of 10% is allowed. The specification for the food was for a fat content of 7-9%. Tesco had found that the producer had packed the wrong product under their healthy eating prepacked label. However, they were not able to demonstrate that any checks had been carried out on the finished foodstuff to ensure that it complied with its labelling information. They were fined…show more content…
Check with suppliers if there are any doubts about the accuracy of your descriptions. Your premises Food business premises must be registered with your local authority. This must be done at least 28 days before opening. If you have more than one premises they must also be registered. You must also: Keep your local authority up to date with any information about your premises. Tell your local authority of any changes. It is important that your premises are kept clean and in good repair. The layout, design, construction, site and size of your premises must: Allow adequate maintenance, cleaning and disinfection Avoid or minimise air-borne
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