New rules for Food Labels become reality13 dic 2014
A new mandatory food labelling system will land on supermarket shelves and restaurants across the EU from December 13th.
The EU Food Information Regulation is an important consumer success and a major step towards transparency of what is in our food by clearly displaying allergens, nutrients, the origin of meat and nano ingredients.
Certain rules will be rolled out progressively, but from Saturday allergens must be highlighted in the ingredients’ list in bold, underlined or in different colours.
Furthermore, restaurants and canteens will have to display allergen information. These will make eating out safer and less problematic for allergic consumers.
Food manufacturers have exactly two years to align their product packaging with the other rules. These include compulsory nutrition declaration.