Nutrition Labelling, December 2016 Deadline

From 13 December 2016, all food businesses will need to display nutritional information on pack in accordance with the provisions of the Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation.

This regulation was introduced in December 2014 with the aim of harmonising food labelling within the EU and to ensure that consumers are appropriately informed.  Several EU Directives including those on food labelling and nutritional labelling were consolidated into one as EU Regulation No.1169/2011 on the provision of Food Information to Consumers (FIC).

From 13th December 2016, food businesses will need to display nutritional information on pack, in accordance with the provisions of the FIC Regulation. Nutritional declarations will become mandatory then, but if this information is declared on food packaging today, it must conform to the new provisions in FIC.

Useful Links:
– FSAI Ireland Labelling https://www.fsai.ie/legislation/food_legislation/food_information_FIC/food_information-fic.html

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