A new law on the labeling: now the producers will be able to hide the dangerous additives

Новый закон о маркировке: теперь производители смогут скрывать опасные добавки

A new law on marking is generally positive but is a negative point, as now manufacturers will be able to hide the dangerous additives.

This commentary, ГолосUA Chairman of the Board of “Ukrainian Association “Consumer confidence” Maxim Gonchar.

“Thanks to the new law on the marking of 20% will increase the font. Also, manufacturers will be required to write whether the thawed product. Secondly, manufacturers were obliged to specify the content of palm oil, and other harmful additives. There is a negative point, the fact that the manufacturer is not required now to specify in the marking of the chemical elements included in the composition, which allegedly do not affect the final result of the product, or it is impossible to identify. For example, dyes that are prohibited, but may be part of,” – said M. Gonchar.

The expert said, now the producers can hide the dangerous additives that will adversely affect the health of consumers.

“If you take wine, put the Aronia extract of carrot, which gives it a ruby color. Other dyes that cannot be detected. In Ukraine laboratory equipment much inferior to modern technology. Consequently, manufacturers will be able to hide the dangerous additives that will adversely affect the health of consumers”,- concluded M. Potter.

Recall, the Verkhovna Rada approved in the second reading the draft law No. 8450 “On information for consumers on food”

The document was supported the second time the MP 231 (first, 223).

The law unifies the rules for providing consumers with information about food products. In particular, we establish General provisions for food labeling, which can apply to all foods or just certain categories. Defined separate rules for the marking of certain types of foods.

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