Date: 4 days ago   Category: Economy

On counters buyers will read new labels

The font with information on structure will become larger, on the defrozen products there will be a special marking, and to food will cease to attribute medicinal properties.

the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law "About Information for Consumers concerning Foodstuff" which introduces new rules of their marking. Ukrinform reports about it.

the Law establishes the general principles and requirements to information on foodstuff, in particular, concerning their marking and also an obligation of operators of the market on bringing these data to consumers.

"This law in a complex regulates all questions connected with providing to consumers information on foodstuff. He forbids to use information which can mislead consumers. The specified prohibition extends to advertizing and representation of foodstuff", - the chairman of subcommittee concerning the food industry and trade in agro-industrial goods of Committee on issues of agrarian policy and the land relations Pyotr Yurchishin explained in the report.

So, the law is forbidden to attribute to foodstuff medicinal properties. At the same time the coauthor of the bill emphasized that the law provides providing information exact, authentic and clear to the ordinary citizen concerning foodstuff.

the Adopted law aims at reductions of the Ukrainian legislation in compliance with the Provision of Regulations of European Union No. 1169 of October 25, 2011 about providing to consumers information on foodstuff.

"From reduction of the legislation of Ukraine in compliance to rules of law of the European Union concerning providing to consumers information on foodstuff will be benefited by all players of the market of foodstuff. The operator of the market will have the unified rules about providing information to the consumer about foodstuff that will allow to provide legal definiteness and to reduce an administrative burden", - Yurchishin specified.

are also established by the Law requirements to ensuring legibility of information on a product. For example, height of lowercase letters in the text which provides obligatory information on foodstuff has to be not less than 1.2 mm. In case of use of packing or a container which area of the greatest surface is less than 80 sq. cm height of lowercase letters has to equal or exceed 0.9 mm.

is Also provided by the law information on allergens, foodstuff which sale is carried out remotely, about use in foodstuff of the refined oil or fats of plant origin, in particular palm oil.

Besides, the law obliges operators to provide to consumers information and concerning whether foodstuff was exposed to freezing or defrosting. At the same time the name of such products has to include the word "defrozen" surely.

the Law provides that in case of use in sausages and sausages of inedible covers providing information about it is



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