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Packaging Technology by Henry Emblem, Anne Emblem

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4

Packaging legislation

G. Crompton,     The Packaging Society, UK

Abstract:

This chapter provides an introductory summary of the main legal requirements relating specifically to packaging. These include aspects of law relating to the design of packaging and the performance of its functions, together with the legislation introduced to reduce its environmental impact. Although they have no direct statutory authority, the guides provided by the enforcing authorities, and the normal commercial requirements with the related standards are also described.

Key words

UK packaging law

food safety

labelling regulations

filling regulations

environmental regulations

including essential requirements

producer responsibility obligations

4.1 Introduction ...

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