Information on food products is the focus of intense regulatory activity aimed at making consumers aware and sure of what they buy (Reg. EC 1169/2011 and subsequent amendments).
Food manufacturing companies must ensure that the information contained on the label and data sheets of the product are correct, with inevitable repercussions in the event that they are not, in terms of liability, administrative sanctions and criminal offences.
These responsibilities concern both the producers and the companies involved in the commercialisation and marketing process (GDO, wholesalers, trading companies, catering).
A compliance assessment of the label and data sheet contents is the basis of good management of the product control process and prevents the company from incurring the risk of potential fines and costs of withdrawing/recalling products.