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Food and Feed Safety (12-06-2007)

Stakeholder Views on Nutrition Labelling for Foodstuffs

On 15 May the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection (DG SANCO) launched a consultation to gather the views of interested parties on several issues raised in a discussion paper on food labelling. The paper outlines plans to revise technical issues of the Directive on Nutrition Labelling for Foodstuffs (Directive 90/496/EEC), such as reference values for vitamins and minerals, the definition of fibre, energy conversion factors, and tolerance to nutrients listed. Specific aspects of the legislation can be amended via the Regulatory Committee procedure. With the consultation SANCO DG aims at contributing to 'Better Regulation for the EU'.
For the responses to this consultation, as well as a summary of the contributions, please visit:
For further information onthe questions and discussion paper, please visit: Directive 90/496/EEC on Nutrition Labelling for Foodstuffs: Discussion Paper on Revision of Technical Issues