Food Labelling and Health Claims

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  • Health Claims
    • Full Nutritional information must be provided on the pack if a health claim is to be made!
      • No claims may be made for micronutrients with levels < 15% RDA per serving
        • Content claims may only be made if they are on a list in the annex of regulation 1924/2006
          • Only vitamins and minerals listed in the regulation may be added to foods in quantities that will have beneficial effects
    • Content claims may only be made if they are on a list in the annex of regulation 1924/2006
      • Only vitamins and minerals listed in the regulation may be added to foods in quantities that will have beneficial effects
    • No claims may be made for micronutrients with levels < 15% RDA per serving
      • Comparitive claims may only be made between food/drink in the same category
        • Any such claim may only be made where the reduction in content is > 30%
      • The European commission will develop 'Nutrient profiles' with regard to the level of saturated far, sugar and sodium.
        • Meeting this profile will be a condition in order to make nutrient or health claims
      • Main changes to legislation are:
        • Mandatory Nutrition
        • Minimum font size
        • Date of first freezing for meat/fish
        • New definition of 'use by'
        • Country of origin/provenance
        • Allergens must be emphasised

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