The nutrition labelling rules, which are mandatory as of December 13th 2016, come under the EU’s Food Information to Consumers Regulation.
The changes have been brought about with the intention of empowering consumers to make healthier choices regarding their dietary requirements by producing clear and comprehensive food labelling.
This includes providing nutritional information per 100g/100ml on pack which can also be displayed per serving size or portion. This must be provided in the following order: Energy content, fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt.
The recent nutrition labelling regulations apply to manufactures and distributors as well as caterers. Many companies have already implemented these changes, since the last regulations came into effect in December 2014 which included the following: making all mandatory information legible by introducing a minimum font size and presenting allergens more clearly and highlighting them on pack within the list of ingredients.
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