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Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1576/89.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2008
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal of the European Union L 39, 13 February 2008, pp. 16-54.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Viticulture/oenological practices Beverages Packaging/labelling Certification Internal trade International trade
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Abstract

With a view to ensuring a more systematic approach in the legislation governing spirit drinks, this Regulation sets out criteria for the production, description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks. Furthermore, it lays down rules on the protection of geographical indications. These provisions apply to all spirit drinks placed on the market in the European Community (including those imported from third countries) as well as to those produced in the European Community for export. The application scope also covers the use of ethyl alcohol or distillates of agricultural origin in the production of alcoholic beverages and the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of foodstuffs.

Full text
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Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Repeals

Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1576/89 laying down general rules on the definition, description and presentation of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 1989

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Beverages, Viticulture/oenological practices, Standards, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Notification (2010:231) regarding provisions of the European Communities which complete provisions of the Food Act.

Legislation | Sweden | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Meat, Residues, Inspection, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal production, Animal welfare

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

Arrêté du Gouvernement flamand relatif à la protection des indications géographiques, des appellations d'origine et des mentions traditionnelles de produits vitivinicoles et à la protection des indications géographiques de boissons distillées.

Legislation | Belgium | 2012

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Packaging/labelling, Institution, Standards, Inspection, Certification, Offences/penalties, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 (S.S.I. No. 2890 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Spirits Drinks) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 429 of 2009).

Legislation | Ireland | 2009

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Certification, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Spirit Drinks Regulations, 2010 (L.N. 189 of 2010).

Legislation | Malta | 2010

Keyword: Beverages, Certification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree implementing Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | Italy | 2010

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Registration, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Packaging/labelling, Certification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. XI of 1997 on the protection of trademarks and geographical indications.

Legislation | Hungary | 1997 (2013)

Keyword: Certification, Food quality control/food safety, Intellectual property rights/patents, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 158 of 2009 (VII. 30.) Korm. regarding the application for the protection of geographical indications of agricultural products, foodstuffs and spirit drinks, and the control of these products.

Legislation | Hungary | 2009 (2013)

Keyword: Certification, Data collection/reporting, Food quality control/food safety, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Institution, Offences/penalties, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 716/2013 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Certification, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1376 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Consumer protection, Certification, Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Standards, Agricultural commodities

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Real Decreto Nº 164/2014 - Normas complementarias para la producción, designación, presentación y etiquetado de determinadas bebidas espirituosas.

Legislation | Spain | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Processing/handling, Sugar

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Règlement grand-ducal relatif à la marque nationale des eaux-de-vie naturelles.

Legislation | Luxembourg | 2016

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Vending, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union Common Agricultural Policy Implementation Act (2014)

Legislation | Estonia | 2014 (2019)

Keyword: Agricultural development, Subsidy/incentive, Financial agricultural measures, Fiscal and market measures, Procedural matters, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Liability/compensation, Farming, Governance, Agricultural commodities

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law on agriculture (2018).

Legislation | Croatia | 2018

Keyword: Agricultural development, Agricultural land, Apiculture/sericulture, Basic legislation, Certification, Cooperative/producer organization, Business/industry/corporations, Data collection/reporting, Ecological production/organic production, Equipment, Family farming, Farming, Financial agricultural measures, Fiscal and market measures, Inspection, Integrated management, Internal trade, International relations/cooperation, International trade, Local government, Monitoring, Offences/penalties, Ownership, Rural employment, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Codex Alimentarius, Standards, Mineral water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1073 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs.

Legislation | Denmark | 2017

Keyword: Consumer protection, Certification, Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Standards, Agricultural commodities

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 767 of 2015 on Procedures for the Registration, Protection and Supervision of Geographical Indications, Designations of Origin and Traditional Specialities Guaranteed of Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Intellectual property rights/patents, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Food quality control/food safety, Agricultural commodities, Viticulture/oenological practices

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du 8 octobre 2008 fixant les règles relatives aux quantités nominales de certains produits en préemballages

Legislation | France | 2008 (2020)

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, International trade, Cereals/grains/rice, Agricultural commodities, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 164/2012 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Certification, Viticulture/oenological practices

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

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1065/2013 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Certification, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 98/2014 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Certification, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 97/2014 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Certification, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/235 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 2016

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1067 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 2016

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Certification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/175 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks.

Legislation | European Union | 2018

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs, the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks, the use of ethyl alcohol and distillates of agricultural origin in alcoholic beverages, and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008.

Legislation | European Union | 2019

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Certification, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX