Date labelling in the Nordic countries

Practice of legislation

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Findings on the state and changes in Arctic human development and wellbeing are presented. Based on our analysis and conclusions from the five case studies the framework for an ASI monitoring system is introduced. We argue that the long-term monitoring of human development in the Arctic would be greatly facilitated by the regular and frequent collection and reporting of relevant data, including those required for the proposed small set of ASI indicators.




The study has shown that there are different ways to interpret legislation regarding choosing the date labelling in the Nordic countries. The differences were observed between countries but also between similar food products of different brands within each country. There were also major differences in the length of shelf life for similar products and general storage temperatures. It is not clear, why the shelf life set by the manufactures varies as much as the results show. It is also unclear how much this affects the amount of food waste. This is important to investigate further in future work.


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