Legislative innovations regarding the packaging of special food products
Keywords:legal requirements, materials and objects intended for contact with food products, packaging, special food products.
In order to harmonize Ukrainian legislation with international legislation, the Law of Ukraine "On materials and objects intended for contact with food products" was adopted/ It applies to manufacturers of almost all materials and objects that will, can and/or are intended for contact with food products and ingredients. Understanding the essence and features of the application of the requirements of the adopted Law will ensure the proper level of food product safety, consumer confidence in it, and increase the economic efficiency of business activities, in particular the level of its competitiveness. The selection and use of packaging materials of the appropriate level of safety and quality, especially for innovative products that are developed and brought to the market, will make it possible to meet the norms of advanced market practices, ensure consumer trust and demand.
Analysis and ensuring the understanding by interested parties of the content, innovations of domestic legislation regarding materials and objects intended for contact with food products will contribute to achieving a better level of implementation of consumer rights, in particular in the aspect of determining the optimal packaging for special food products.
The research general scientific and special methods were used. They are methodological analysis based on a holistic approach, concretization, summarization, systematization, induction, deduction, generalization with the results of a survey of target consumers.
Based on the results of the analysis, the content of the Law, the practical mechanism of its application by market participants, the requirements set for objects, the procedure for their state registration, labeling, declaration of conformity, ensuring traceability and proper production practices were investigated. Based on the results of the analysis of the legislative act and marketing research of the needs and preferences of representatives of the target consumers of special food products, in particular products for enteral nutrition, a practical algorithm for choosing their packaging was determined.
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