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Food: better labelling as of 13 December 2014

Dec 11, 2014 | News

(11 December 2014) – As of 13 December 2014, new EU food labelling rules should insure clearer, more comprehensive and accurate information on food content.

Some of the key changes to the labelling rules are outlined below:

  • Improved legibility of information (minimum font size for mandatory information);
  • Clearer and harmonised presentation of allergens, including in restaurants and cafes;
  • Requirement of certain nutrition information for majority of prepacked processed foods;
  • Mandatory origin information for fresh meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry;
  • List of engineered nanomaterials in the ingredients;
  • Clear indication of defrosted products.

However, rules relating to mandatory nutritional labelling for processed food will only apply from 13 December 2016.

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