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Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2000
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Food additives Packaging/labelling Internal trade
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Directive came into force on 26 May 2000.
Abstract

This Directive concerns the labelling of foodstuffs to be delivered as such to the ultimate consumer as well as certain aspects of the presentation and advertising of food products. The labelling and methods used must not mislead purchasers in respect of the characteristics or properties of foodstuffs (art. 2). To this end, the particulars referred to in article 3 must be indicated in the labels (e.g. list of ingredients, the sales name, etc.). The ingredients must be listed in accordance with a

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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Council Directive 2001/114/EC relating to certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Milk/dairy products, Treated food, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 181 implementing Directive 2000/13/EC concerning the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs.

Legislation | Italy | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Labelling, Presentation and Advertising of Foodstuffs Regulations, 2004 (L.N. 483 of 2004).

Legislation | Malta | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Special dietary uses, Standards, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2000/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Act on foodstuffs and tobacco products.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Inspection, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on labelling of foodstuffs and tobacco products.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2005 | Repealed

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Guideline on marking/labeling food products - January 2013.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Access-to-information, Internal trade, Fruits/edible nuts, Vegetables/legumes, Meat, Standards, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Act on quality of agricultural products and foodstuffs, and some other acts.

Legislation | Poland | 2008

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1308 on labelling of food products.

Legislation | Denmark | 2005 | Repealed

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Food additives, Beverages, Fruits/edible nuts, Radiation, Sugar, International trade, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Vegetables/legumes, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Labelling, Presentation and Advertising of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 483 of 2002).

Legislation | Ireland | 2002 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Meat, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 977 on subsidy to primary agricultural production in adherence to EU subsidy regulations and production taxation fund.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Subsidy/incentive, Education, Agricultural development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. XLVI of 2008 on food chain and its control.

Legislation | Hungary | 2008 (2014)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Access-to-information, Codex Alimentarius, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, HACCP, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal welfare, Pests/diseases, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pesticides, Plant protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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 amending the Decree on foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Special dietary uses

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on foodstuffs and tobacco products.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 1997 (2008)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Directive 2003/89/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2000/13/EC as regards indication of the ingredients present in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2003

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2001/101/EC amending Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2001

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2006/142/EC amending Annex IIIa of Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council listing the ingredients which must under all circumstances appear on the labelling of foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2007/68/EC amending Annex IIIa to Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain food ingredients.

Legislation | European Union | 2007

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1332/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food enzymes and amending Council Directive 83/417/EEC, Council Regulation (EC) No. 1493/1999, Directive 2000/13/EC, Council Directive 2001/112/EC and Regulation (EC) No. 258/97.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1601/91, Regulations (EC) No. 2232/96 and (EC) No. 110/2008 and Directive 2000/13/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Standards, Packaging/labelling

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

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX