Food Law News - EU - 2012

Council Press Release, 23 January 2012

CLAIMS - Council considers proposed updated listing of permitted nutrition claims

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting.

Nutrition claims

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission's regulation updating the list of authorised nutrition claims (16766/11). According to the draft Commission regulation the claims "no added sodium/salt" and "now contains x% less [energy, fat, saturated fat, sodium/salt and/or sugars]" will be allowed under certain conditions.

The Commission regulation is subject to the so called regulatory procedure with scrutiny. This means that now that the Council has given its consent, the Commission may adopt it, unless the European Parliament objects.

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