Annual Regulatory Trends Report 2023

Our 2023 annual regulatory trends report, ‘Developments in sustainability labelling regulations', is now available to download.

This year's annual regulatory trends report explores the impact of the environmental sustainability movement on food, beverage, and supplement labelling regulations.

First, we look at how obligations are developing in key markets around the world. Product labels are an important communication tool, and our team’s detailed analysis indicates that requirements related to packaging and greenwashing are at the forefront of regulators’ minds. With a high level of change and a distinct lack of global harmony, keeping on top of emerging, evolving, and newly established rules is vital. Substantiation of green claims is a central theme in many markets, with regulators and consumers alike increasingly expecting demonstrable benefits.

We also explore regulatory currents surrounding emerging technologies for greener production. Gene editing and cell culture will likely bring about new labelling requirements to ensure consumers are properly informed about their use. While regulatory activity is at an early stage, this is an area to monitor closely.

From earning consumer trust to ensuring regulatory compliance, labelling requirements linked to environmental sustainability are not easy to navigate. Our aim is to aid your strategy development with up-to-date insights and information on this dynamic space.

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