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|Food Info Regulation Issue 1 FINAL.pdf||Final Copy||496Kb||Adobe PDF|
|Title: ||Overview of changes to food labelling introduced under the new food information regulation. Issue 1|
|Publisher: ||Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)|
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2012 |
|Additional Links: ||http://www.fsai.ie/Overviewofchangestofoodlabellingintroducedunderthenewfoodinformationregulation.html|
|Description: ||The current rules on food labelling were first introduced in 1979 and while they were amended and
consolidated over the years, market conditions, eating habits and consumer expectations have changed
considerably since their publication. Work on a major revision of the rules began in the European Union
(EU) some time ago and culminated in the publication in the EU Official Journal on 22nd November, 2011 of
Regulation No (EU) 1169/20111 on the provision of food information to consumers.
This new Regulation which replaces the current rules, sets out the requirements for the provision of
food information to the consumer as well as setting out the requirements with regard to the provision of
nutrition information on foodstuffs. The Regulation came into effect on 13th December, 2011. It will apply
from 13th December, 2014, with the exception of point (l) of Article 9(1) (mandatory nutrition declaration),
which will apply from 13th December, 2016, and Part B of Annex VI (specific requirements regarding the
designation of minced meat), which will apply from 1st January, 2014.
This new Regulation maintains the original objectives and the core components of the current labelling
legislation, but does introduce some new requirements in order to ensure easier compliance and greater
clarity for stakeholders, as well as modernising the legislation to take account of new developments in the
field of food information. The purpose of this document is to highlight the new elements of the Regulation.
It should be noted however, that many of those elements require implementing rules to be published by
the EU or may require guidance from the EU Commission. This document will be updated to take account
of any such publication or guidance from the Commission.|
|Keywords: ||FOOD SAFETY|
|Appears in Collections: ||FSAI|
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