Product labelling and packaging



If your business is involved in trading goods you must be both clear and honest on all packaging and labelling. It is against the law to be misleading in any way.

There are other laws which regulate the way in which goods are labelled, covering, for example, details of their composition or price.

Both manufacturers and retailers are responsible for respecting these laws. So it makes good business sense before you start trading of any kind to find out which laws would affect you and how.

This guide gives you an overview of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations and the other main laws regulating the packaging and labelling of goods. It also details the special rules retailers must abide by - particularly those on retailing food and drink.

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