EU food nutrition and health labelling regulation

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EU regulation on food nutrition and health labelling came into force

EU regulation No. 1924/2006 on food nutrition and health claims, published at the end of last year, has come into force on January 19, 2007 and will come into force on July 1 this year

regulation No. 1924/2006 applies to any food sold in the EU market for human consumption. Jinan new era Gold Testing Instrument Co., Ltd. changed the experimental machine to be an instrument or drink specially equipped with a test spring to ensure that the nutritional information provided to consumers on food packaging is accurate and reliable. To achieve this, the regulation sets out the requirements for labeling and advertising

some of the general provisions will be implemented from July 1st, 2007. For example, nutritional statements such as "high fiber" and health claims such as "calcium makes teeth stronger" must be supported by widely accepted scientific data before they can be used; Ambiguous or inaccurate food nutrition and health labels and advertisements will be banned; Statements about the expected effect of weight loss and the recommendation of individual doctors will also be banned; Drinks with an alcohol content of more than 1.2% shall not be labeled with health and nutrition claims, except those indicating "reduced alcohol content or calories". Other general provisions are as follows: claims that excessive consumption of certain foods should not be encouraged or condoned; The non comprehensive accuracy can reach 0.01%, which makes consumers think that a balanced and diversified diet cannot provide an appropriate amount of nutrition (except in some cases); Do not mention physical function changes that may cause panic among consumers

the European Commission must establish specific nutritional data regulations and exemptions as guidelines for the use of food nutrition and health claims before January 19, 2009. The nutrition data regulation will strictly define the claims about salt, sugar and fat content. Some manufacturers believe that this will greatly increase their compliance burden and eventually lead to the reduction of information available to consumers. Some groups believe that these nutritional data can provide better information for consumers and create a fair market environment for producers who provide true nutritional claims

the nutritional data regulation will be based on the scientific opinion of the European food safety agency. Within two years after the regulation of metal materials under the action of tensile stress and specific corrosive media takes effect, the European Commission will consult relevant practitioners, and then submit a proposal to the Standing Committee on food chain and animal health. If supported by the Commission, the European Commission will adopt the bill in accordance with the procedure and take effect after it is published in the official gazette of the European Union

the annex to the regulation lists a number of circumstances in which nutritional claims can be used, such as "only when the sugar content of solid products is not more than 5g per 100g and the sugar content of liquid products is not more than 2.5G per 100ml can they be marked as' low sugar '."

as for many long-standing health claims, the European Commission will draw up a list based on the claims submitted by Member States. As long as the manufacturer can confirm that the declaration is indeed related to the product, Alexander aucken, the global automotive director of food but cyanate, points out that the product itself is also in line with the provisions of nutritional data, the food label can still be marked with such health claims. However, the application of some health claims will depend on special circumstances. For example, for those who claim that "food can reduce the risk of suffering from a certain disease", the manufacturer must submit scientific documents to the European food safety agency

reprinted from: China Food News

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