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January 2016

Nutrition Labelling from 13 December 2016 - Exemptions

From 13 December 2016, it will be mandatory to provide nutrition information on the majority of foods prepacked and offerd for sale, irrespective of whether a nutrition and/or health claim has been made or vitamins and/or minerals have been added to the product. Special rules apply to food supplements and mineral water. They are insofar exempted from the Regualation (EU) 1169/2011:

Foodstuffs exempted from the mandatory nutrition declaration are listed in Annex V of Regualtion (EU) 1169/2011.

We like to draw your attention to these facts as food companies are just adjusting their labels to these new requirements. In this context small companies often ask as to whether nutrition labelling applies to them as well.


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Revised German Guidelines for Meat and Meat Products have been published

On 23 December 2015 the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture published new guidelines for meat and meat products.
The Geman "Lebensmittelbuch" is a set of guideleines describing the production, quality and further characteristics of food. They do not have the effect of law and  are designated to interprete the latter by reflecting  German consumer expectations. 


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