MANDATORY LABELLINGMANDATORY LABELLINGREQUIREMENTSREQUIREMENTSPackaging R&D Center of the PhilippinesPackaging R&D Center of the Philippines
LABELLING LAWLABELLING LAWREPUBLIC ACT 3720 (FOOD, DRUG ANDCOSMETIC ACTPrescribes rules and regulations forthe packaging and labeling of foodsdistributed in the PhilippinesBureau of Food and Drug (BFAD)interprets regulations and details ofRA 3720Provides lists of substances permittedfor use in food and food packagingmaterials
LABELLINGLABELLINGMeans provision of adequateinformation and accurateidentification of the pre-packagedfoods on the packageMeans by which productcommunicates with the consumers,traders, regulatory agencyIt must be correct,not misleading,accurate andlegible
PARTS OF A LABELPARTS OF A LABELPrincipal Display Panel (PDP) orAlternate Principal Display PanelPortion of the package label that ismost likely to be seen by the consumer.Sometimes, a food package may alsohave an alternate principal displaypanel, which refers to the other surfaceof the package that is also suitable fordisplay as PDP.Required information:Product Identity NameNet Content Declaration
PARTS OF A LABELPARTS OF A LABELDetermination of the area of PDPFor rectangular package, it is the heighttimes the widthHeight = 8 in.Width= 6 in.Area of PDP = 8 X 6= 48 sq. in.
PARTS OF A LABELPARTS OF A LABELDetermination of the area of PDPFor cylindrical or nearly cylindricalcontainer, it is 40% of the value of the heightof the container times the circumferenceH=2in.Circumference = 10 in.10” X 2” = 2020” X 40% = 8”Area of PDP = 8 sq.in.Width of the area of PDP= area of PDP/height or 40% of circumference= 10 X 40% = 4 in.
PARTS OF A LABELPARTS OF A LABELDetermination of the area of PDPFor other shaped container, it is 40% of thetotal surface area excluding tops, bottoms,flanges of cans, and shoulders and necks ofbottles and jarsHowever, if the container has an obviousPDP, e.g. the top of a triangular orrectangular package, the area shall consistof the entire top surface
PARTS OF A LABELPARTS OF A LABELInformation PanelIt is the label panel immediately to the right ofthe PDP, as seen by the consumer facing theproduct with the following exceptions:If this panel too small to accommodate thenecessary information or is not usable (e.g.folded flaps), then the information panel is thenext label panel immediately to the right of thispart of the labelIf the package has one or more alternate PDP,the information panel is immediatelycontiguous and to the right of any PDPIf the top of the container is the PDP and thepackage has no alternate PDP, the informationpanel is any panel adjacent to the PDP
PARTS OF A LABELPARTS OF A LABELInformation PanelPDPInformation Panel
PARTS OF A LABELPARTS OF A LABELInformation PanelRequired information:All other mandatoryinformation whichinclude the name andaddress of themanufacturer, packer,or distributor; theingredient list and thecountry of originThe nutrition facts(when present) mayappear on theinformation panelIngredients:NutritionInformationManufactured by:PRODUCT of thePHILIPPINES
MandatoryMandatory LabellingLabelling RequirementsRequirementsProduct Identity or NameThe name should distinguish theproduct from other products of thesame typeA sufficient precise description ofthe food and of its natureProduct name should not bemisleadingThe name prescribed by law
MandatoryMandatory LabellingLabelling RequirementsRequirementsNet Content DeclarationExpression of the weight, measure ornumerical count or a combination ofnumerical count and weight of theproduct inside the package.Examples:NET WEIGHT 227 gNET WEIGHT 227 gNET CONTENTS 355NET CONTENTS 355 mLmLNET WT. 397 gNET WT. 397 g24 pieces24 piecesNET WT. 2.95 kgNET WT. 2.95 kgNET CONTENTS 9.463 LNET CONTENTS 9.463 L
MandatoryMandatory LabellingLabelling RequirementsRequirementsIngredientsAre defined in Article to mean “any substance,Are defined in Article to mean “any substance,including additives, used in the manufacture orincluding additives, used in the manufacture orpreparation of a foodstuff and still present in thepreparation of a foodstuff and still present in thefinished product.”finished product.”Listing of all the ingredients or components ofListing of all the ingredients or components ofthe product in descending order of predominancethe product in descending order of predominanceby weightby weightExamples:Examples:Snails in Coconut MilkSnails in Coconut MilkIngredients: Snail, coconut milk, salt, garlic, spicesIngredients: Snail, coconut milk, salt, garlic, spices•• Benzoic acid (preservative)Benzoic acid (preservative)•• SodiumSodium slfateslfate (antioxidant)(antioxidant)•• FD & C Blue No. 1FD & C Blue No. 1
MandatoryMandatory LabellingLabelling RequirementsRequirementsName and Address of Manufacturer,Packer or DistributorExamples:Manufactured by:_____________________________________________________________________Distributed by:_____________________________________________________________________Packed by:_____________________________________________________________________
MandatoryMandatory LabellingLabelling RequirementsRequirementsCountry of OriginExample:Product of the Philippines
MandatoryMandatory LabellingLabelling RequirementsRequirementsLot identification codeThe lot identification code/production code shall beembossed or otherwisepermanently marked on immediateindividual packages or containers.
MandatoryMandatory LabellingLabelling RequirementsRequirementsOpen-Date Marking for specific foodmeans legibly indicating a date onfood labels/packages for the purpose ofinforming the consumer about theexpected quality of product at a givenperiod of time provided that it has beenproperly stored.Consume beforeBest beforeFor bakery products, milk and milkproducts, vitamin C enriched liquid fruitdrinks,
LabellingLabelling RequirementsRequirementsNutrition Information (for US and Japan)Group 1Group 1the energy valuethe energy valuethe amount of proteinthe amount of proteinthe amount of carbohydratesthe amount of carbohydratesthe amount of fatthe amount of fatGroup 2Group 2the energy valuethe energy valuethe amount of proteinthe amount of proteinthe amount of carbohydratesthe amount of carbohydratesthe amount of sugarthe amount of sugarthe amount of fatthe amount of fatthe amount of saturated fatty acidsthe amount of saturated fatty acidsthe amount of dietary fiberthe amount of dietary fiberthe amount of sodiumthe amount of sodium
BarcodeBarcodeDefinitionAn article numbering system for increasedproductivity.480CheckDigitCompany Code Product CodeEAN9EAN10PhilippineCountryCode
BarcodeBarcodePhilippine Article Numbering Council,Philippine Article Numbering Council,Inc.Inc.Manages article number in Philippines and isManages article number in Philippines and isaffiliated with the International Article Numberingaffiliated with the International Article NumberingAssociationAssociation (EAN-International)Address: #20 San Rafael St., Barrio#20 San Rafael St., BarrioKapitolyoKapitolyo,, PasigPasig City, MMCity, MMTel: 533 0878, 633 0906, 6331589.533 0878, 633 0906, 6331589.637 0897637 0897--9898Fax: (02) 631 4631(02) 631 4631Email: pancsrvrpancsrvr@@pancpanc.org.ph.org.ph