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Food Labelling Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (S.S.I. No. 578 of 2003).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Scotland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2003
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Packaging/labelling Coffee/cocoa/tea Beverages
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 27 November 2003.
Abstract

These Regulations: (a) update references in the 1996 Regulations to Council Directive 79/112/EEC which was consolidated by Council Directive 2000/13/EC, as amended (regs. 3 and 4); (b) introduce a requirement that quinine and caffeine added to or used in food as a flavouring be identified by name in the list of ingredients (reg. 5); (c) introduce a requirement that drinks containing a high level of caffeine (above 150mg per litre) be marked as such and with a declaration of the caffeine content (in mg per 100 mls), except where "coffee" or "tea" is part of the name of the food (reg. 6); (d) provide a transitional period for these labelling requirements (reg. 7).

Full text
English
Website
www.scotland-legislation.hmso.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Commission Directive 2002/67/EC on the labelling of foodstuffs containing quinine, and of foodstuffs containing caffeine.

Legislation | European Union | 2002

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Food Labelling Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 1499 of 1996).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1996

Keyword: Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX