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Food Labelling in Europe


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Every item of EU food product labelling will need to meet new standards by December 2014, when Reg. 1169/2011 comes fully into force. This Regulation focuses on providing consumers with factual information which allows informed choices to be made about the composition and nutritional value of the product being purchased. It also prescribes the presentation style for mandatory information.

This report is specifically designed to guide you through the various steps involved and help you both interpret and implement Reg. 1169/2011 as the date of full implementation approaches.

Among the major changes covered are:

  • A prescribed minimum font size for mandatory information
  • Mandatory nutritional Information, in a changed format
  • FoP Nutrition - voluntary, but if provided then to a prescribed format
  • Change from Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) to Reference Intake (RI) for nutrient intake
  • Ingredients – country of origin now mandatory for vegetable oil
  • Additive category names must be shown
  • Allergens must be highlighted in Ingredients listing
  • ‘Contains’ boxes to be banned
  • Net Quantity - national exceptions removed
  • Origin Labelling - Commission reviewing, with results in 2015

Format: PDF Report sent by email

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Published: April 2014

Features & Contents

This report will help you understand::

  • Why the new regulation is being brought in
  • How to interpret and implement the new regulation
  • The major implications for food labelling
  • How consumers will be affected

Contents, executive summary and sample pages are coming soon.

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Jeff Baxter holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Food Technology from University of Reading (1975), followed by 36 years continuous service in the food manufacturing industry – the company initially trading as Smedley-HP/ Imperial Foods, migrating through Hillsdown Holdings to Premier Foods.

Jeff’s positions during these 36 years were all technically based, ranging from Quality Control/Quality Assurance, through general Technical Management to his final position as Head of Regulatory Affairs, with particular knowledge pertaining to food labelling legislative requirements.

Since leaving Premier Foods in January, 2013, Jeff has set up FLC – Food Law Consultancy, as a sole trader offering consultancy services to food manufacturers and traders, primarily concerning food labelling and compositional compliance. In particular, these services are focused on the requirements of The Food Information to Consumers Regulations (EU) No. 1169 / 2011, and The Nutrition and Health Claims Regulations (EU) No. 1924 / 2006.

Jeff is well versed in dealing with routine Environmental Health and Trading Standards enquiries and challenges, including court appearances, and has considerable experience in handling food issues escalating up to those involving the Food Standards Authority and consideration of effecting product withdrawals or full media recalls.

Additionally, Jeff has a good working knowledge of the food labelling legislation and supporting documentation requirements relating to the export of food products from the UK specifically to Australia/New Zealand, USA, Canada and South Africa.

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