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Council Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1990
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 276, 6 October 1990, pp. 40-44.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Packaging/labelling Nutrition
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Directive came into force on 26 October 1990.
Abstract

Without any prejudice to the labelling norms laid down in Council Directive 89/398/EEC, this Directive makes provision on nutrition labelling of foodstuffs to be delivered as such to the ultimate consumer. It shall apply also to foodstuffs destined to supply to restaurants, hospitals, canteens and other similar mass caterers. The Directive shall not apply to: (a) natural mineral waters or other waters intended for human consumption; (b) diet integrators or food supplements. In order to clearly determine the application scope, article 1 (4) lays down several definitions, including the definition of "nutrition labelling", "nutrition claim", "carbohydrate", "sugars", "fat". "Nutrition labelling" means any information which appears on labelling and refers to energy value and certain nutrients. Nutrition labelling shall be optional. Nevertheless, where a nutrition claim appears on labelling, in presentation or in advertising (with the exception of generic advertising), nutrition labelling shall be compulsory. Article 4 establishes the information to be given when nutrition labelling is provided. It shall be printed in legible and indelible characters in a conspicuous place. Article 3 designates the only types of nutrition labelling which shall be permitted. Member States shall refrain from establishing nutrition labelling requirements more detailed than those laid down in this Directive. An Annex is attached.

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Website
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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Decree No. 152 of 2009 (XI. 12.) FVM of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the binding provisions of the Codex Alimentarius Hungaricus.

Legislation | Hungary | 2009 (2014)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Codex Alimentarius, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree based on the Commodities Act relative to information of nutritional values.

Legislation | Netherlands | 1993 (2012)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Special dietary uses, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Nutrition Information) (Wales) Regulations 2009 (W.S.I. No. 2705 (W.224) of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs.

Legislation | Poland | 2007

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Real Decreto Nº 930/1992 - Norma de etiquetado sobre propiedades nutritivas de los productos alimenticios.

Legislation | Spain | 1992

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Nutrition, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 93 implementing Council Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs.

Legislation | Italy | 1993

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on labeling nutritional values of foodstuffs.

Legislation | Czechia | 2004

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Directive 2008/100/EC amending Council Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs as regards recommended daily allowances, energy conversion factors and definitions.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2003/120/EC amending Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2003

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers.

Legislation | European Union | 2011 (2015)

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Access-to-information, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX