Food Law News - EU - 2011

FSA News Item, 8 December 2011

LABELLING - New food labelling regulation published

The new Food Information Regulation (FIR), designed to make food labelling easier to understand for consumers, has been published by the European Union.

The regulation combines rules on general food and nutrition labelling into a single EU regulation (see link below). Transitional arrangements set out in the FIR mean that the bulk of the requirements will not apply until 2014, with nutrition labelling becoming mandatory in 2016.

Main points of the regulation

The main points are:

The EU has also agreed:

A copy of the Regulation is available on this site: see EU Food Information Regulation. For more details see the detailed labelling page on this site: Food Labelling in the European Union

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