New Food Labeling Rules in Europe

As of December 13 all processed and packaged food and beverages to be sold in the European Union must include detailed nutritional information.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

From a statement issued by PROCOMER:

In 2014 in the European Union, the European Regulation on Information and Food Labelling (Regulation 1169/2011) came into force. The standard improves labeling on all products in order to provide useful, readable and understandable information to consumers.

Since December 2014, the legislation requires companies to include on the labels of their products clear information about whether the food contains one of the 14 most common allergens. It is also mandatory to report the type of oil used, it is not enough to say vegetable oil, but rather the exact type must be specified, i.e. olive, sunflower, palm, etc.

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