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

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2011 (2015)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal of the European Union L 304, 22 November 2011, pp. 18-63.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Packaging/labelling Consumer protection Food quality control/food safety Access-to-information Nutrition
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Abstract

This Regulation provides the basis for the assurance of a high level of consumer protection in relation to food information, taking into account the differences in the perception of consumers and their information needs whilst ensuring the smooth functioning of the internal market of the European Union. It lays down general principles governing the right of consumers to information, with particular regard to food labelling. These provisions apply to apply business operators at all stages of the food chain, where their activities concern the provision of food information to consumers; further they apply to all foods intended for the final consumer, including foods delivered by mass caterers, and foods intended for supply to mass caterers.

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Website
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References - Legislation

Amends

Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on nutrition and health claims made on foods.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Novel food, Special dietary uses, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Nutrition, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Commission Directive 2008/5/EC concerning the compulsory indication on the labelling of certain foodstuffs of particulars other than those provided for in Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Codified version).

Legislation | European Union | 2008

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 87/250/EEC on the indication of alcoholic strength by volume in the labelling of alcoholic beverages for sale to the ultimate consumer.

Legislation | European Union | 1987

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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 | 2000

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

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

Legislation | European Union | 1990

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 99/10/EC providing for derogations from the provisions of article 7 of Council Directive 79/112/EEC as regards the labelling of foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 1999

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Food Act (1999)

Legislation | Estonia | 1999 (2021)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Institution, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Inspection, International trade, Business/industry/corporations, Internal trade, Royalties/fees, Research, Monitoring, Liability/compensation, School feeding, Breastfeeding/infant food, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Alcohol Act (2001)

Legislation | Estonia | 2001 (2019)

Keyword: Viticulture/oenological practices, Certification, Registration, Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Beverages, Internal trade, Processing/handling, Liability/compensation, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 1855 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014 (2020)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Wales) Regulations 2014 (W.S.I. 2303 (W. 227) of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 1337/2013 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Meat, Sheep/goats, Swine, Poultry products, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Traceability/product tracing, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law on the consumer’s information on food.

Legislation | Croatia | 2013

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Offences/penalties, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on consumers information about unpacked food.

Legislation | Croatia | 2014

Keyword: Consumer protection, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (S.R. No. 223 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Provision of Food Information to Consumers) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 556 of 2014).

Legislation | Ireland | 2014

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (S.S.I. No. 312 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Origin Labelling of Meat) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 113 of 2015).

Legislation | Ireland | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Meat, Packaging/labelling, Poultry products, Inspection, Traceability/product tracing, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance amending the Honey Ordinance.

Legislation | Austria | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Apiculture/sericulture

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance amending the Honey Ordinance and other Ordinances dealing with food provisions.

Legislation | Germany | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Apiculture/sericulture, Beverages, Fruits/edible nuts

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 855 on penalties for infringement of indication of country of origin, place of provenance of pork, mutton, goat and poultry meat.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Poultry products, Swine, Sheep/goats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Règlement grand-ducal concernant l’information des consommateurs sur les denrées alimentaires, les allégations nutritionnelles et de santé ainsi que le marquage du numéro de lot.

Legislation | Luxembourg | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food (Scotland) Act 2015 (2015 asp 1)

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015 (2018)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Institution, Packaging/labelling, Fraud, Inspection, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Standards, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ley Nº 28/2015 - Ley para la defensa de la calidad alimentaria.

Legislation | Spain | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Agricultural commodities, Certification, Consumer protection, Nutrition, Processing/handling, Internal trade, Registration, Traceability/product tracing, Standards, Inspection, Transport/storage, Meat, Packaging/labelling, HACCP, Fraud, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal production, Cattle, Swine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on requirements for spices, edible salt, dehydrated products, flavorings, cold sauces, dressings and mustard.

Legislation | Czechia | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Traceability/product tracing, Treated food, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on certain ways of labelling food.

Legislation | Czechia | 2016

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree 15 December 2017, n. 231 Sanctions for the violation of the provisions of Regulation (EU) no. 1169/2011 on the provision of information on food to consumers and the adaptation of national legislation to the provisions of the same.

Legislation | Italy | 2017

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Consumer protection, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information Implementation Ordinance (LMIDV).

Legislation | Germany | 2017 (2023)

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Access-to-information, Nutrition, Offences/penalties, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Meat

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the implementation of EU regulations on food additives (food additive implementation regulation - LMZDV).

Legislation | Germany | 2021

Keyword: Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Consumer protection, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Nutrition, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree implementing the Regulation (EU) on the provision of food information to consumers.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2014

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law No. 4492 concerning movement and marketing of fresh and perishable agricultural products.

Legislation | Greece | 2017

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Meat, Milk/dairy products, Food quality control/food safety, Transport/storage, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Government Decree No. 899 validating Sanitary Regulation on the addition of vitamins and minerals, as well as certain other substances, to foodstuffs.

Legislation | Moldova, Republic of | 2017

Keyword: Food additives, Nutrition, Consumer protection, Public health, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/775 laying down rules for the application of Article 26(3) of Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers, as regards the rules for indicating the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient of a food.

Legislation | European Union | 2018

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on requirements for milled cereal products, pasta, bakery products, confectionery products and doughs.

Legislation | Czechia | 2020

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Nutrition, Cereals/grains/rice, Agricultural commodities

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Wales) Regulations 2014 (W.S.I. No. 2303 (W. 227) of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Joint Ministerial Decision No. 1384/41923 establishing additional measures necessary for the implementation of Regulations 178/2002, 882/2004 and 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission on traceability and labelling of meat, and official controls on the meat market.

Legislation | Greece | 2018

Keyword: Enforcement/compliance, Food quality control/food safety, Slaughtering, Traceability/product tracing, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1355 on labelling of food products, etc.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, International trade, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on commercial quality of agri-food products.

Legislation | Poland | 2000 (2022)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Agricultural commodities, Inspection, Internal trade, Standards, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Real Decreto Nº 1181/2018 - Relativo a la indicación del origen de la leche utilizada como ingrediente en el etiquetado de la leche y los productos lácteos.

Legislation | Spain | 2018

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Milk/dairy products, Cattle, Processing/handling, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Access-to-information, Consumer protection, Traceability/product tracing, Animal production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No. 100 of 2014 of Minister of Agriculture on Composition and quality requirements for food supplements and requirements for the provision of food information

Legislation | Estonia | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Consumer protection, Public health, Special dietary uses, Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. BWBR0005758 of 10 December 1992, on the Preparation and Treatment of Foodstuffs under the Commodities Act.

Legislation | Netherlands | 1992 (2022)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Inspection, Residues, MRL-maximum residue limit, Beverages, Fraud, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on requirements for food labelling.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2015

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 1155/2013 amending Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers as regards information on the absence or reduced presence of gluten in food.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 78/2014 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers, as regards certain cereals causing allergies or intolerances and foods with added phytosterols, phytosterol esters, phytostanols or phytostanol esters.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council on novel foods, amending Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1852/2001.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Novel food, Internal trade, International trade, Food quality control/food safety, Consumer protection, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX