European Food Labelling

Posted on: Wed, 12/06/2000 - 1:39am
Gwen Thornberry's picture
Joined: 10/14/1999 - 09:00

This is a link to UK food regulations,

and this is a link to Irish food regulations :

The unfortunate thing about Europe is that there is no one law on food labelling. Although there was a Directive issued in 1983 (or thereabouts), no EU member has to abide by it, and can change it to suit their own needs - it is entirely up to the government of the particular country. Non EU countries probably have completely different laws altogether.

I know most of you (US and Canada) will stay away from mainland European food anyway, but I would just like to point out that just because 1 country in Europe has one law, even a neighbouring country may have a completely different law - so BE VERY CAREFUL!!!!

Take care


Posted on: Wed, 12/06/2000 - 1:54am
Nick's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

Gwen - you're a star !!
Nick (PA sufferer)

Posted on: Wed, 12/06/2000 - 2:00am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Thanks so much, Gwen! VERY helpful information!

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