New EU law on food information to consumers

The new EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers changes existing legislation on food labelling including:

  • Mandatory nutrition information on processed foods;
  • Mandatory origin labelling of unprocessed meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry;
  • Highlighting allergens e.g. peanuts or milk in the list of ingredients;
  • Better legibility i.e. minimum size of text;
  • Requirements on information on allergens also cover non pre-packed foods including those sold in restaurants and cafés.

Download: Infographic explaining new food labelling rules PDF(source: EC Europe)