UK Issues Guidance 2021 on Nutrition-related labelling, Composition and Standards

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Posted By: Ognjen Djunisijevic

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On November 17, 2020, the Department of Health & Social Care published guidance document stating new rules on “Nutrition-related labelling, Composition and Standards” for the year 2021.

The document outlines changes in national and European Union (EU) legislation related to nutrition-related labelling, composition and standards (NLCS). The scope of the guidance highlights the following topics:

  • Nutrition and health claims made on foods
  • The addition of vitamins, minerals and certain other substances to foods
  • Composition and labelling of food supplements
  • The composition and labelling of food for specific groups (FSG)
  • Changes will be made by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, the Nutrition (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and the Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 in England, Scotland, and Wales (Great Britain) from 1 January 2021 following the end of the transition period.
  • The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (NIP) means that EU legislation relating to nutrition related labelling, composition, and standards, as detailed in Annex 2 to the NIP, will continue to be directly applicable in Northern Ireland.
  • EU legislation is subsequently amended by the Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.
  • This guidance sets out the practical effect of the changes to the legislation for industry, and the processes and procedures which food business operators, and other interested parties, must comply.

 

The Rules indicated in the Guidance are applicable from January 01,2021.

To view the detailed guidance rules on Nutritional, Labelling and standards, Check out the   Food News Monitoring System. Stay-up-to date.

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