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New EU law on food information to consumers

The new EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers changes existing legislation on food labelling including:

Questions and Answers on the application of the Regulation (EU) N° 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers
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The new rules will apply from 13 December 2014. The obligation to provide nutrition information will apply from 13 December 2016.

The new law combines 2 Directives into one legislation:

  • 2000/13/EC - labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs;
  • 90/496/EEC - nutrition labelling for foodstuffs.

Public Consultation on Guidelines relating to the provision of information on substances or products causing allergies or intolerances as listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers. Please click here for more information. The last date for making a contribution is 04 January 2015.

 
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