This website uses cookies in order to optimize the website and to improve it continuously. By continuing to use the website, you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more...


© Martin Kieffer - Attorney
Kieffer Legal Services
Law Firm
Rochusstraße 217, 53123 Bonn
NRW / Germany

Tel.: +49 228 18060951
Fax: +49 228 18060952

Nutrition Labelling from 13 December 2016 - Exemptions

2016-01-22 15:45

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.

Food directly supplied by manufacturers of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer is exempt under Annex V of Regulation 1169/2011

Go back