Consumer demand for higher quality foods has beeen increasing especially in high income countries, based on consumers' increased knowledge about links between diet and health; awareness of quality characteristics and access to information about new production and processing technologies. Labelling is a very important tool to pass information about product attributes on to consumers. According to this, a review of the various functions of labelling is presented in this article. Current information levels on food labels are examined relating to food labelling regulations and firms' voluntary labelling decision. A particular focus is given to issues about country origin labelling.

Etichettatura dei prodotti alimentari: ruolo, funzioni e aspetti normativi

APRILE, Maria Carmela
2004

Abstract

Consumer demand for higher quality foods has beeen increasing especially in high income countries, based on consumers' increased knowledge about links between diet and health; awareness of quality characteristics and access to information about new production and processing technologies. Labelling is a very important tool to pass information about product attributes on to consumers. According to this, a review of the various functions of labelling is presented in this article. Current information levels on food labels are examined relating to food labelling regulations and firms' voluntary labelling decision. A particular focus is given to issues about country origin labelling.
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