Assuring product safety and consumers’ trust in their food is an absolute priority for the commerce sector.
Commerce has a long standing commitment in providing information and promoting well-balanced diets, responsible alcohol consumption and sustainable lifestyles. However, this can only be properly achieved when accompanied by public education programmes.
Food safety: Every precaution is taken by retailers and wholesalers to ensure sold food is safe to eat and that consumers have the necessary information to safely prepare food at home.
Consumer information: The sector provides consumers with clear, understandable and reliable information through product labels, leaflets and websites.
Consumer education: Education rather than regulation is needed to change lifestyle habits and behaviours. Publicly funded education campaigns enhance the effectiveness of business initiatives to support these changes. Retailers are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles.