Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Label Assessment Programme The Label Assessment Programme is based on requirements of mandatory standards SLNS 1-1: 2016 Specification for Labelling of Commodities – Part 1: General Labelling Requirements, SLNS 1-2: 2018 Specification for Labelling of Commodities – Part 2: Pre-packaged Goods and SLNS 1-3: 2014 Specification for Labelling of Commodities – Part 3: Labelling of Prepackaged Foods . To ensure full compliance with the labelling regulations the Compliance Department of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards offers an assessment service which examines your labels for accuracy and efficiency.
- Review of labels for compliance & accuracy and identify non-compliant labels within 3 working days
- Provide a detailed assessment report identifying label non conformities
- Share expertise and provide technical assistance for labelling.
- Contact you by phone or email to discuss changes as soon as possible.
What we need from you? 1. A completed Application for Approval of Labels for your product(s) Application for Approval of Labels form. A sample of the product label should be submitted by fax, emailed as a scanned document or delivered in person. Possible results:Denied – too many things are wrong.
Provisional – product is not yet on the market or approved as modified ” – your label has been approved, but you must make changes.
Approved 10 Common Labeling Mistakes
- Problems with ingredient statement
- Formulation/Processing procedure do not agree with claims
- Label is illegible
- Label is incomplete because all required features are not provided as required under SLNS 18: part 1, 2, and 3.
- Product standards not met (as it pertains to specific labelling requirements for certain product)
- Product name is incorrect (e.g. Pepper Sauce instead of Hot Sauce)
- Product Name font size incorrect
- Geographical Claim (example: “American Hot wings”, if not produced in America, you can’t call them “American”)
- Problem with nutritional facts label (Example: serving size incorrect)
- Undefined nutrient content claims (Example: Low Salt., Low Fat)