Author: Ricardo F. Luna, Board Director, FOOD SAFETY INTERNATIONAL NETWORK Inc. September 2020
Nutrition Label EU Regulation (EU) 1169/2011
Which nutrition information is mandatory on food labels?
- As from December 2016, Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 requires the vast majority of pre-packed foods to bear a nutrition declaration. It must provide the energy value and the amounts of fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt of the food. The declaration must be presented in a legible tabular format on the packaging. Where space does not permit it, the information may be presented in linear format, This mandatory nutrition declaration is often provided on the back of food packaging.