n South African Food Review - Know what's in a label to CYA! : food & labelling legislation

Volume 38, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



The new labelling legislation (R.146) is not news, but the more it is spoken of the more we realise that there is still a lot to learn and a lot to be done before 1 March, 2012. And for a small food business, particularly, the stress involved in preparing for this gigantic transition is phenomenal. It's also not news that the primary function of packaging is protection. There's no doubt, however, that it has also become an important medium for advertising. So, what will the implications of the new labelling legislation be to this aspect of the food industry?

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