New food labelling and nutritional claims regulations for both food manufacturers and the catering industry come into force in 2014
The new regulation changes existing legislation on food labelling, standardising nutrition information on processed foods and includes new legislation for both prepackaged and non prepacked foods including those sold in restaurants and cafés.
The new rules will apply from 13 December 2014. The obligation to provide nutrition information will apply from 13 December 2016.
Current FSA Legislation and EU Food Regulations
Food Gov 47 Pages of detailed information on rules and regs
Allergy information – 63 pages of details!
5 a day – all you need to know about portion sizes
New EU law on food for consumers – long detailed document!
The amount of energy to be listed should be calculated by using the following conversion factors:
|Carbohydrates||4 kcal/g – 17 kJ|
|Protein||4 kcal/g – 17 kJ|
|Fat||9 kcal/g – 37 kJ|
|Alcohol (Ethanol)||7 kcal/g – 29 kJ|
|Organic acid||3 kcal/g – 13 kJ|
Nutrient Reference Values NRV
|Copper||Value to be established|
|Selenium||Value to be established|