REGULATION ON THE PROVISION OF FOOD INFORMATION TO

Report
REGULATION ON THE PROVISION OF
FOOD INFORMATION TO CONSUMER
(No 1169/2011) and its
consequences for the juice industry
Mercedes Revy
AIJN European Fruit Juice Association
Juice World 2012 St. Petersburg
Context of the review
Simplification and modernisation of
the legislation
Informed choices – safe, healthy diet
Protection of the internal market
Time line
Consultation and review of existing rules on general
and nutrition labelling (2003 to 2006)
Food labelling better regulation consultation on all
aspects of food labelling (March to June 2006)
Impact assessment associated with the Commission
proposal
(December 2006 to July 2007)
Commission proposal COM(2008) 40 (Adopted 30
January 2008)
First reading position of the European Parliament
(Adopted 16 June 2010)
First reading of the Council (Common position
adopted 21 February 2011)
Second reading position of the European Parliament
(6 July 2011)
Final adoption: 29 September 2011
Commission proposal Issues (1)
Simplification
General principles
Legibility of label
Non-prepacked food (stricter rules,
allergens requested)
Distance selling of food (Mandatory food
information to be provided on Internet
or catalogues before the purchase is
concluded)
Commission proposal Issues (2)
Origin labelling
Nutrition information
Alcoholic beverages exempted from:
ingredient list and
nutrition information
Commission to reassess the situation and, if
necessary, propose new measures within
3 years of the entry into force of the Regulation
Article 9 of Regulation (EU) 1169/2011
List of mandatory particulars
Name *
List of ingredients
Allergens
Quantity of ingredients
Net quantity *
Durability date (after the use by date the product deemed to be unsafe)
Special storage conditions
Name and address of business
Country of origin or place of provenance (not mandatory for fruit juices
currently)
Instructions for use
Alcohol strength (>1.2%) *
Nutrition declaration
*must be in the
same field of vision
Improved legibility of labels (1)
Article 13. Presentation of mandatory
particulars
Clear and legible
Font size greater or equal to 1.2 mm in the X
height
If surface area <80 cm2 then the X height
must be greater or equal to 0.9mm
200ml = 55 cm2
250ml (slim) = 67.5 cm2
Improved legibility of labels (2)
Voluntary information not to be
displayed to the detriment of the space
available for mandatory information
Better information for allergic
consumers
Information on allergens is required
also for non-prepacked foods,
including food prepared and served
in catering establishments
Allergens to be highlighted in
the list of ingredients
Origin labelling
Origin declaration remains voluntary
unless its omission could mislead the
consumer - NOT MANDATORY FOR
FRUIT JUICES
New rules to prevent the proliferation of
misleading voluntary origin indications
(indication of the origin of the primary
ingredient when it comes from a different place
than the one where the last substantial
transformation of the food happened)
Partial move to extension of
mandatory origin labelling
Mandatory origin labelling for:
Meat (pig, sheep, goat and poultry)
(Implementing rules to be adopted within 2 years)
In 3 years report on mandatory origin labelling for:
other types of meat
meat used as an ingredient (in 2 years)
milk and milk used as an ingredient in dairy products
unprocessed foods
single ingredient products
ingredients that are more than 50% of a food
Alcoholic beverages (contains more
than 1.2% by volume of alcohol
Exempted from:
ingredient list and
nutrition information
Commission to reassess the situation and, if
necessary, propose new measures within
3 years of the entry into force of the Regulation
Mandatory nutrition labelling
Nutrition labelling mandatory on the
majority of processed food
Consumers are interested and want to have
such information
To encourage healthier dietary choices
Incentive to the food industry to
reformulate products
Nutrition information
Mandatory declaration “BIG 7”
energy
fat
saturated fat
carbohydrate
sugars
proteins
salt
Information related to 100g or 100ml
Information in relation to the reference intake (GDAs=guideline
daily amount) is made voluntary
Voluntary front of pack labelling for:
energy, fat, saturates, sugars and salt OR energy alone
Reference intake (GDAs=guideline daily
amount –voluntary (Source: FDE)
Recommended design by FoodDrinkEurope (represents the
European food and drink industry): *GDA reference intake of
an average adult
FOP = FRONT OF PACK information
(Source: FDE)
Pack contains 2 cans One can (330 ml) contains:
Energy
Kj/kcal
Per 100 g
-------% GDA
Per portion
Sugar
%GDA
Per portion
Fat
Saturates
Salt
%GDA %GDA
%GDA
Per portion Per portion Per portion
*Reference intake of an average adult (8400 KJ/
2000 Kcal)
BOP=Back of pack
* reference intake of an
average adult , 8400 KJ/ 2000 Kcal (Source: FDE)
Nutrition information
Per 100g
Per Portion
% GDA*
Energy
kJ/kcal
kJ/kcal
%
Fat
g
g
%
Of which:

saturates
g
g

mono-unsaturates
g
g

polyunsaturates
g
g
g
g
%
%
Carbohydrate
Of which:

Sugars
g
g

Polyols
g
g

Starch
g
g
Fibre
g
g
Protein
g
g
%
Salt
g
g
%
Vitamins and minerals
Annex
Annex
%
Nutrition declaration – Comparison current
legislation v. new legislation (Source: FDE)
Changes new vs.
current
Nutrition/
Nutrition labelling to
become mandatory.
Mandatory
information
7 mandatory nutrients
instead of “4” or “8”.
that must be
provided
Different order.
Voluntary
Indication of
information that cholesterol no longer
possible.
may be
provided
Different order.
Order of the
Indication of sodium
nutrition/mandat and cholesterol no
longer possible.
ory + voluntary
information
(expression)
Nutrition declaration – Comparison current
legislation v. new legislation (Source: FDE)
cont.
Portion or unit used must
be quantified on the label.
Specific rules on portions
for specific categories of
foods.
Restriction of the nutrition
Repetition of
information that may be
nutrition
put on the front-of-pack.
information (and
way of expression) Energy on the front-ofpack must always be
indicated per 100g/100ml.
GDAs
Restriction of the use of
GDAs to:
- the “Big 7” in the
‘nutrient table’
- the repeated nutrients.
GDA statement must be
provided.
The way of
expression
Voluntary additional forms of
expression of nutrition information
Allowed but should comply with
certain criteria
Member States to monitor the use
of such voluntary labelling
Commission to report to the EP and
the Council on use of different
forms of presentation 3 years after
application of rules
Voluntary information
Obligation for the Commission to
adopt measures related to:
Precautionary allergen labelling (“may
contain”)
Information related to suitability of food
for “vegetarians” or “ vegans”
Possibility for indication of GDAs for
specific population groups
Application of the new rules
3 years after the entry into force of
the Regulation, it means 13
December 2014
5 years for nutrition labelling, it
means 13 December 2016
(nutrition declaration provided on a
voluntary basis must comply with
the new rules already 3 years
(2014))
More information
Commission webpage:
http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/labellingnutritio
n/foodlabelling/proposed_legislation_en.htm
http://www.aijn.org/
THANK YOU.

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