The Consumer Information Act came into force on August 6th. Food manufacturers must now provide honest information on the composition of products, and indicate that information in large print. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Products and Food of Ukraine.
They note that the law was adopted within the framework of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. It is in line with European food labeling practices.
“Food information should be accurate, reliable and understandable to the consumer and should not be misleading as to the characteristics, properties, composition of the food. This requirement will apply to the advertising of foodstuffs as well as to the way of placement and presentation of foodstuffs for sale, including form, appearance, packaging,” the Ministry of Agricultural Products informed.
The law also requires the manufacturer to notify the country or place of origin of the product, to inform about the freezing or thawing of the product, as well as to provide a complete list of all ingredients and full consumer value.