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Food label­ling

The new Regu­la­ti­on (EU) No 1169/2011 on food labelling

On 25 Octo­ber 2011, the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment and the Coun­cil adop­ted Regu­la­ti­on (EU) No 1169/2011 on food infor­ma­ti­on for con­su­mers (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as “LMIV” — Food Infor­ma­ti­on Regulation).Belgian Bun Label 2 171x300 1

The LMIV amends exis­ting EU food label­ling rules in order to enab­le con­su­mers to make infor­med decisi­ons and ensu­re the safe use of food while ensu­ring the free move­ment of legal­ly pro­du­ced and mar­ke­ted food.

The Regu­la­ti­on ent­e­red into for­ce on 12 Decem­ber 2011 and will app­ly from 13 Decem­ber 2014, with the excep­ti­on of the pro­vi­si­ons on the nut­ri­ti­on decla­ra­ti­on, which will app­ly from 13 Decem­ber 2016.

The LMIV amends exis­ting EU food label­ling rules in order to enab­le con­su­mers to make infor­med decisi­ons and ensu­re the safe use of food while ensu­ring the free move­ment of legal­ly pro­du­ced and mar­ke­ted food. The Regu­la­ti­on ent­e­red into for­ce on 12 Decem­ber 2011 and will app­ly from 13 Decem­ber 2014, with the excep­ti­on of the pro­vi­si­ons on the nut­ri­ti­on decla­ra­ti­on, which will app­ly from 13 Decem­ber 2016.

Food busi­ness ope­ra­tors must inclu­de sub­s­tan­ces or pro­ducts in the ingre­dients list.
which are lis­ted in Annex II to the LMIV. The­re­fo­re, that part of the the name of the food­s­tuff con­tai­ning the substances/products in which they are to be used.
Annex II (e. g. milk pow­der). In the sen­se of a prag­ma­tic approach would, howe­ver, also empha­sise the ent­i­re name of the per­son con­cer­ned. Food­s­tuffs (e. g. milk pow­der) as com­ply­ing with legal requi­re­ments to be considered.

If the name of an ingre­dient is made up of several indi­vi­du­al words, the fol­lowing are used
clear­ly empha­sis­ed only the substances/products which cau­se all­er­gies or intolerances
(e. g.“poudre de lait”,“latte in polvere”).

Nut­ri­ti­on Declaration

The man­da­to­ry nut­ri­ti­on label­ling shall inclu­de the fol­lowing infor­ma­ti­on and the quan­ti­ty of all nut­ri­ents or other sub­s­tan­ces for which a nut­ri­ti­on or health claim is made. calo­rific value and the amounts of fat, satu­ra­ted fat­ty acids, car­bo­hy­dra­tes, sugar, pro­te­in and salt.

Solu­ti­on

Gar­burg has deve­lo­ped solu­ti­ons espe­cial­ly for the­se requi­re­ments. The new Label­star Office label prin­ting pro­gram makes it pos­si­ble to high­light indi­vi­du­al words with one click. If you have your ingre­dients in a data­ba­se, add a list of all­er­gens. When prin­ting labels, the all­er­gens are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly high­ligh­ted. This works with our indus­tri­al label prin­ters and dis­pen­sers of the Vir­tus 100 and 200 series.