New Rules for Beverage Labeling in EU

Starting October 28 a new rule for the production and labeling of fruit juices exported to the European Union will take effect.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

From an article by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The Royal Decree 781/2013, published on October 11th and ready to take effect on October 28 2013 in all EU member states, contains a number of developments in the preparation and labeling of fruit juices.

This order corresponds to the transposition of Directive 2012/12/UE of the European Parliament and the Council of April 19, 2012, which modifies the Council Directive 2001/112/EC. Among the main new features of the legislation are the following:

Complete prohibition of addition of sugar to juices.

Mixtures of two or more juices will be referred to on the label in descending order according to the amount of each product contained in it and in correspondence with the statement that appears on the list of ingredients.

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