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Administrative Order No. 88-B s. 1984 on labelling of prepackaged Food Products.

Country/Territory
Philippines
Document type
Regulation
Date
1984
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Rules and regulations Governing the labeling of prepackaged Food Products Distributed in the Philippines.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Packaging/labelling Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Food quality control/food safety Procedural matters Processing/handling Consumer protection Fraud
Geographical area
Asia, Asia and the Pacific, East Asian Seas, North Pacific, South-Eastern Asia
Entry into force notes
This Regulation enters into force immediately upon approval and publication in the Official Gazette.
Abstract

This Order establishes the requirements to be met so that prepackaged food shall not be described or presented on any label in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create erroneous impression regarding its character in any respect. It shall not be described or presented on any label or in any labelling by words, pictorial or other devices which refer to or are suggestive either directly or indirectly, of any other product with which such food might be confused, or in such a manner as to lead the purchaser or consumer to suppose that the food is connected with such other product. Food packages shall have labels that carry the necessary information about the product. For the consumer’s better understanding of the true nature and condition of the food, there shall appear in the label either in conjunction with, or in close proximity to the name of the food, such additional words or phrases, as necessary, to state the type of packing medium, form or style, and the condition or type of treatment it has undergone (e.g. dried, freeze-dried, concentrated, smoke, reconstituted, etc.).

Full text
English
Website
www.fda.gov.ph

References - Legislation

Implements

Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Republic Act No. 3720).

Legislation | Philippines | 1963

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Institution, Standards, Authorization/permit, Inspection, International trade, Fraud, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Drugs, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Administrative Order No. 2014-0030 on Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Labelling of Prepackaged Food Products.

Legislation | Philippines | 2014

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Food quality control/food safety, Procedural matters, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX