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Legislation controlling production, labelling and marketing of fruit juices and fruit beverages

  • J. S. Dransfield

Abstract

Most countries have a general regulation in some form, often an Act, which controls the overall quality of food. Under the UK Food Safety Act (1990), food must be of the nature, substance or quality demanded by the purchaser, must not be harmful to health and must comply with food safety requirements. It is an offence to sell food that does not comply with these requirements. General legislation, similar in nature to the Food Safety Act, also exists in other countries. The Food Safety Act provides, in addition, that further regulations can be made in certain areas where necessary. These regulations may cover standards of composition, permitted ingredients and additives, labelling, hygiene and quantity control. A standard of composition on a particular food type may include a number of these aspects.

Keywords

Fruit Juice Soft Drink Orange Juice Nutrition Labelling European Economic Area 
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