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NEW LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON LABELING

22-03-2014

Regulation 1169/2011 of the European Parliament of 25 October 2011 establishing a general way to provide nutrition information to consumers.

Starting on December 13, 2014 , enter into force on new , except for Article 9, paragraph 1 , letter " l" ( nutrition) which shall apply from 13 December 2016.

Regulation joins two labeling rules, the general food and nutrition labeling, in order to provide consumers with objective, clear, understandable and accurate information on all foods sold in the European Union.

The main changes are:

- A mandatory nutrition is established.

- The font size and place of location information so as to be easily visible , clearly legible and, at home, is detailed indelible.

- Are forced to report on the country of origin of the product labeling.

- It regulates the compulsory information on allergens, which should appear in the list of ingredients.

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