New food labelling and Nutritional Claims

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

Working out 5 a day in composite foods

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

Protein (g) 50
Vitamin A (mg) 800[20]
Vitamin D (mg) 5[21]
Vitamin C (mg) 60
Thiamin (mg) 1.4
Riboflavin (mg) 1.6
Niacin (mg) 18
Vitamin B6 (mg) 2
Folic acid (mg) 200
Vitamin B12 (mg) 1
Calcium (mg) 800
Magnesium (mg) 300
Iron (mg) 14
Zinc (mg) 15
Iodine (mg) 150
Copper Value to be established
Selenium Value to be established

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