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The European Commission (EC) started the implementation of ‘Regulation (EU) No 11692011 on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers,’ which stipulates the mandatory nutritional information for food packaging,

Manufacturers are required to provide the following information in the packaging:

  • the name of the food
  • the list of ingredients
  • any ingredient or processing aid listed in Annex II or derived from a substance or product listed in Annex II causing allergies or intolerances used in the manufacture or preparation of a food and still present in the finished product, even if in an altered form
  • the quantity of certain ingredients or categories of ingredients
  • the net quantity of the food
  • the date of minimum durability or the ‘use by’ date
  • any special storage conditions and/or conditions of use
  • the name or business name and address of the food business operator referred to in Article 8(1)
  • the country of origin or place of provenance where provided for in Article 26
  • instructions for use where it would be difficult to make appropriate use of the food in the absence of such instructions
  • with respect to beverages containing more than 1,2 % by volume of alcohol, the actual alcoholic strength by volume
  • a nutrition declaration

Enforcement of the regulation began on December 13, 2016.

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