Food labelling regulations in Bahrain.

Abstract

Food labelling regulations are important measures for food safety and control. The purpose of this study was to determine the compliance with labelling regulations. The study was carried out in two stages, before implementation of food labelling regulations (in 1983) and after the implementation (in 1987). Information is required on production date, expiry date, storage instruction and Arabic description. A total of 1896 and 2539 brand names of prepacked foods were studied in the first and second stages respectively. In general there was an increase in the percentage of labelling information after implementation of the regulations. The declaration of production date and expiry date, were increased by 57.3% and 49.8% respectively. Arabic description was increased by 39.3%, but increase in storage condition labelling was relatively very low (4%).

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@article{Musaiger1989FoodLR, title={Food labelling regulations in Bahrain.}, author={Abdulrahman Obaid Musaiger}, journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Health}, year={1989}, volume={109 3}, pages={96-7} }