Food Label Reviews

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Reduce the risk of food labeling errors and ensure compliance with regulations.

Around the world, food labeling requirements can differ from country to country and change frequently. To thrive in a global marketplace, food and pet food suppliers, importers and exporters must stay up to date with both local and international regulations.

SGS can help you avoid errors in food labeling and ensure compliance with requirements. With a global network of experts and laboratories, combined with local expertise, we can support the full label development process – from a simple label check through verification of full compliance with food regulations, full language translation and verification of label layout and design.

We offer:

  • Rapid turnaround times
  • Technical assistance
  • Key account management
  • Customized service
  • Data management and reporting
Nutritional Labeling

Nutritional Labeling

At least 74 countries and trading blocs around the globe have some form of nutritional labeling or are in the process of enacting them. Our experts, who have a strong understanding of the many different country specific requirements, will review your labels in the local language to ensure that they comply to the regulations of the countries where your products will be sold.

We also offer laboratory testing to verify nutrition claims and can create nutrition facts tables.

Health Nutrient Content Claims

Health/Nutrient Content Claims Testing

Regulators, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), closely control health and nutrient content claims on food and food bearing products. Our food health/nutrient claims testing service will ensure that all your ingredients are tested and your claims are verified.

Ingredients Review

Ingredients Review

We will ensure that all of the components – including raw materials, composed foods, additives and processing aids – used during the preparation of a final food product comply with specific market regulatory requirements. Our food experts will verify that:

  • Regulations allow the food ingredient to be used in that product
  • Its use complies with restrictions on maximum or minimum quantities
  • Additional labeling or other declaration requirements regarding ingredients are met
  • The ingredients used are in line with specific compositional standards regarding the legal product name
  • The name and description on the label are being used correctly in the local language

Nutrition and Composition Analysis

Nutrition and Composition Analysis

To support your product claims, we perform nutrition and composition analyses for fats, carbohydrates, food additives, lipo-soluble and hydro-soluble vitamins, vitamin-like substances, minerals and trace elements.

GMO Labeling

GMO Labeling

With specialist knowledge of the unique GMO labeling requirements of 64 countries, we will ensure that your labels are following these regulations – including the well-established requirements in Europe as well as the newly implemented US requirements.

Shelf Life Testing

Shelf Life Testing

We provide shelf life testing, tailored to your specific needs, to ensure compliance with statutory or commercial requirements for displaying “use by” dates. Our services include microbial analysis as well as sensory, physical and chemical testing.


Our Technology

Innovative technologies help us to provide you with the knowledge you require and the efficiency you need. They include:

  • Label Management System (LMS): this 24/7 supported application enables direct communication between parties, speeds up transmission of your food label review orders and maintains historical and statistical order data
  • SGS Digicomply –  Compliance Registry: gain access to a global catalogue of regulations so you can remain up to date with legislative changes and identify labeling requirements relevant for your product and market portfolio
  • SGS Digicomply Labelwise: have your own labeling experts but want to work better and faster, with fewer errors? Our AI based label content and artwork review tool will bring your food labeling process into the future

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