Have you ever purchased an item in a food handling establishment, but only to realize later that the product is expired? As Jamaicans we need to pay more attention to what we are purchasing and bringing home to our families. In order for us to be informed consumers, we need to read our labels more often.
A label is a tag or other descriptions matter printed, embossed, impressed or attached to the container of a product. This helps to advertise the product and most importantly gives the consumer information about the product, necessary to make the best buy. Against that back, this means that it is crucial for a label to be accurate and reflects the true nature of the product.
A label consists of two main areas;
The main panel should contain the;
The information panel should contain the;
N:B. All information presented must be in English
In Jamaica the two entities that determine what information is presented on a label are the manufacturer and the Bureau of Standard Jamaica. With that said it is critical to note that no product should be purchased without a label, most importantly bulk chemicals and detergents.
DO YOU READ THE LABEL WHEN PURCHASING ITEMS? LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.