Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - UK - 2016

Department of Health publication, 29 September 2016

LABELLING - Technical guidance on nutrition labelling: updated document published

This technical guidance provides informal, non-statutory advice for businesses on the nutrition-related requirements of EU Regulation No. 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (EU FIC).

Note that this issue now contains the following new wording:

Food directly supplied by manufacturer of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer is also exempt under Annex V point 19.

We interpret “manufacturer of small quantities” to be a micro business under the EU and UK definition: less than 10 employees and a turnover/balance sheet total of less than €2m (£1.4m).

We interpret “local” retail establishments to be those in the same county as the manufacturer or in an adjoining county provided this is no more than 35 miles (50 KM) from the county border.

A copy of the document and the annex is available on this site.  See:

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