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.



In-depth interviews

In-depth interviews of selected companies were conducted to investigate how Nordic food companies relate to labelling legislation and determine the date labelling / shelf life of their products. The purpose was to determine if there are any differences between companies and countries regarding practice of legislation and to clarify determination factors for durability. Another aim was to investigate if differences in the use of date labelling were based on different product characteristics and storage conditions or if it was due to different legal interpretation and national guidelines.


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