Misleading Packaging Practices

15-12-2011

The briefing note answers the question of whether EU legislation on misleading packaging practices is required. For this purpose, 13 national reports have been analysed, which examined the situation in the respective countries. Available material on consumers’ awareness, attitudes and behaviour has been explored. Consumer organisation enquiries have been conducted. Furthermore, it was analysed whether misleading packaging practices fall foul with existing EU legislation. Possible solutions are also discussed.

The briefing note answers the question of whether EU legislation on misleading packaging practices is required. For this purpose, 13 national reports have been analysed, which examined the situation in the respective countries. Available material on consumers’ awareness, attitudes and behaviour has been explored. Consumer organisation enquiries have been conducted. Furthermore, it was analysed whether misleading packaging practices fall foul with existing EU legislation. Possible solutions are also discussed.

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Margaretha Lawrynowicz National reports prepared by : Shaun Charlton (France, United Kingdom), Tina Kalouta (Cyprus), Margaretha Lawrynowicz (Germany, Poland), Evangelos Margaritis (Greece), Geo Margi (Italy), Ieva Navickaite-Sakalauskiene (Lithuania), José Carlos de Medeiros Nóbrega (Portugal), Magda Schusterova (Czech Republic), Susan Singleton (Ireland), Dimitar Stoimenov (Bulgaria) and Ferenc Szilágyi (Hungary)