The law in most
Western countries requires that certain information be present on
every package of food that is sold. There must be the common name
of the food, the name and address of the manufacturer or packer, and
the country where the food was packed.
The label must
not contain any statement that is false or misleading in any particular
concerning the food, and must not include any statement relating to
a medical condition; only claims relating to the properties of the
food are allowed. In the future, certain health-related claims and
information may be permitted on food labels.
do the different forms of date-marking mean?