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EU labeling regulations require food suppliers to label nutritional statements

Time:2020-01-16 View: From:Du-hope International Group

Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 adopted by the European Parliament and the Council. Effective December 13, this year, the relevant regulations of the regulation will come into effect, and will require food suppliers to label nutrition declarations. 


On October 25, 2011, the European Parliament and the Council passed Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, which lays down general principles, requirements and responsibilities for food information, especially food label management. In order to inform consumers of the existence of engineered nanomaterials in food, Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 requires that all constituents of engineered nanomaterials must be clearly stated in the ingredient list, and the specific ingredient names are marked in parentheses after the word "nano" . The Regulation, as amended by the European Commission, defines nanomaterials as "any material that is intentionally manufactured and contains particles, particles in a free state, or formed into aggregates or aggregates, and one or more three-dimensional dimensions of 50% or more of the particles Between 1 nm and 100 nm "


Regulation 1169/2011 came into effect on December 13, 2014, but the mandatory requirement of "nutrition declaration" in Article 9 (1), point (l), will be implemented on December 13, 2016, that is, since 2016 The regulation will only require food suppliers to label nutrition declarations from December 13.


According to the regulation, food producers must ensure that food intended for consumers is labeled with a list of nutrition information. One of the key points of the regulation is that mandatory pre-packaged food must be accompanied by nutritional information, including energy values per 100 grams or 100 milliliters, and fat, saturated substances, carbohydrates, protein, sugar and salt content within the same line of sight The list is intended to allow consumers to choose more healthful foods. Mandatory nutrition declarations must be tabulated. If there is not enough space, they can be arranged linearly. Food operators can use other expressions to display energy values and nutritional content, such as patterns or symbols, but they must meet certain criteria, such as must be understandable to consumers.


 Relevant food exporting enterprises in Europe should pay close attention to the update of the food label issued by the European Union, and understand the laws and regulations of the country when accepting customer orders, so as to avoid unnecessary losses; in addition, it is recommended to pass international certification Authoritative laboratory tests to understand the nutritional content of different products, to ensure that the product is labeled correctly, to avoid EU warnings and rejections on its product quality.