Poroshenko Signs Law on Food Labeling Requirements
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law new food labeling requirements
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The Ukrainian parliament adopted the law on December 6, 2018.
The document establishes general principles and requirements for information about food products, in particular regarding their labeling, as well as the obligations of market operators to bring these data to consumers.
In particular, the law prohibits the use of information that may mislead consumers. In particular, it is forbidden to attribute medicinal properties to food products. Consumers are to be informed about allergens that may be in the food and about the use of refined vegetable oils or fats of vegetable origin, in particular palm oil, in food products. In addition, the law obliges market operators to provide consumers with information on whether a food product has been exposed to freezing or defrosting.
This new law is aimed at bringing Ukrainian law closer in line with EU regulations regarding food labeling.