New EU Rules for Food Labelling Come into Effect on Dec. 13

EU | December 13, 2014, Saturday // 10:11|  views


The new EU rules for food labelling come into effect on December 13, reports

The goal is to give more and clearer information on the food contents.

According to the new rules, restaurants and cafeterias must inform the consumers on the presence of 14 allergens in the food they serve. Among them are nuts, gluten, lactose, soy and milk.

The fonts of the new labels must be larger and legible, with the allergens marked in a visible manner – by font, style and background colour.

The new labels must also include information on the origin of the meats, the nutritional value of the foods and additives.

The requirements for “misleading information” also become stricter.

The same label rules will apply for online and sales from a distance.

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Tags: food, EU, labelling, allergens, nutritional value, labels, gluten, soy, lactose, NUTS


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