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Legislative Decree No. 181 implementing Directive 2000/13/EC concerning the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs.

Type of law

This Legislative Decree lays down several amendments to Legislative Decree No. 109 of 27 January 1992, which concerns the labelling, packaging and advertising of foodstuffs, in order to put it in line with the provisions laid down in Directive 2000/13/EC. As regards labelling, the information contained in the labels as well as the methods used must not mislead purchasers in respect of the characteristics or properties of foodstuffs. The amendments deal with, among others, the sales names, the minimum durability, the listing out of the ingredients and the use by date. Article 14 regards cheese and dairy products, whereas article 15 is concerned with meat. Article 16 establishes the penalties to be applied in case of contravention.
Date of text
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Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana No. 167, 21 July 2003
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Legislation status
in force
Legislation Amendment