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Shirt with labels
A bunch of bananas with a label
A label with faux embossing

A label (as distinct from signage) is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or product, on which is written or printed information about the product. Information printed directly on a container or article can also be considered labeling.

Labels have many uses including providing information on a product's origin, use, shelf-life and disposal, some or all of which may be governed by legislation such as that for food in the UK<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> or USA.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Methods of production and attachment to packaging are many and various and may also be subject to internationally recognised standards.

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