New EU Food Labelling Rules

New EU food labelling rules were approved by MEPs yesterday. Concern has been expressed that Front of pack labelling has not been made mandatory -  see press releases by The Irish Heart Foundation and British Heart Foundation.
The European parliament has agreed:

  • Mandatory back-of-pack labelling for energy, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, protein, sugar and salt expressed per 100g/ml and per portion
  • Voluntary front-of-pack labelling for energy (calories), or for energy as well as fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. Energy has to expressed per 100g/ml and may also be expressed per portion. Fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar has to be expressed per portion.

 

Posted: 07/07/2011 14:23:11 by Christine Connolly


 

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