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					Food Labelling in the EU
Chair, External Affairs and Past President Institute of Food Science & Technology

Prof J Ralph Blanchfield, MBE

President Elect 2003-2006 International Academy of Food Science & Technology
IUFoST Governing Council Member

Food science, food technology and food law consultant
E-mail: jralphb@easynet.co.uk Web: www.jralphb.co.uk

Institute of Food Science & Technology

The UK-based professional body of food scientists and technologists — but with members worldwide

Institute of Food Science & Technology

professional members elected on academic qualifications and relevant experience, and signed undertaking to comply with the Institute's ethical Code of Professional Conduct;

Institute of Food Science & Technology Not-for-profit Democratic Self-governing Self-funding

Institute of Food Science & Technology Totally independent
of government of industry of lobbying groups

Institute of Food Science & Technology

Collaborates in the public interest with
government academia consumer bodies industry

but retains complete independence

Institute of Food Science & Technology
The first of our four purposes is:

To serve the public interest by furthering the application of science and technology to all aspects of the supply of safe, wholesome, nutritious and attractive food, nationally and internationally.

Institute of Food Science & Technology
The other three purposes are:
(2) To advance the standing of food science and technology, both as a subject and as a profession; (3) To assist members in their career and personal development within the profession; (4) To uphold professional standards of competence and integrity

Food Labelling in the EU
Competition for finite space by ever-increasing information requirement. Information needs to be:  readable AND  understandable

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The Stakeholders –
    

Legislators Consumers Manufacturers and retailers Regulatory agencies Analysts

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Legislators –
require mandatory information to  inform consumers  facilitate trade  prevent fraud

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Consumers –
need information to –  provide identity, quantity  advice on safe storage and use  enable informed choice

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Manufacturers and retailers –
need information to  help differentiate / sell the product  comply with legislation  enable traceability of products

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Retailers – additionally –
provide space for the bar code for  checkout scanning  stock control via in-store database

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Regulatory agencies and analysts –
need data to enable checking that  regulatory standards are fulfilled  labelling regulations are complied with  claims are fulfilled

Food Labelling in the EU
Prof J Ralph Blanchfield, MBE Chair, External Affairs and Past President Institute of Food Science & Technology President Elect 2003-2006 International Academy of Food Science & Technology IUFoST Governing Council Member Food science, food technology and food law consultant E-mail: jralphb@easynet.co.uk Web: www.jralphb.co.uk Institute of Food Science & Technology -The UK-based professional body of food scientists and technologists. Totally independent of government, of industry, of lobbying groups. Notfor-profit. Self-governing. Self-funding. Collaborates in the public interest with government, academia, consumer bodies, industry . Retains complete independence. The first of our four purposes is: To serve the public interest by furthering the application of science and technology to all aspects of the supply of safe, wholesome, nutritious and attractive food, nationally and internationally. The other three purposes are: (2) To advance the standing of food science and technology, both as a subject and as a profession; (3) To assist members in their career and personal development within the profession; (4) To uphold professional standards of competence and integrity Food Labelling in the EU The Stakeholders – legislators, consumers, manufacturers and retailers, regulatory agencies, analysts. Legislators – require mandatory information to inform consumers, facilitate trade, prevent fraud. Consumers – information to – provide identity, quantity, advice on safe storage and use, enable informed choice. Manufacturers and retailers – information to help differentiate / sell the product, comply with legislation, enable traceability of products. Retailers – additionally – provide space for the bar code for checkout scanning and for stock control via in-store database. Regulatory agencies and analysts – data to enable checking that regulatory standards are fulfilled, labelling regulations are complied with, claims are fulfilled More information Competition for finite space

Food Labelling in the EU
Prof J Ralph Blanchfield, MBE Chair, External Affairs and Past President Institute of Food Science & Technology President Elect 2003-2006 International Academy of Food Science & Technology IUFoST Governing Council Member Food science, food technology and food law consultant E-mail: jralphb@easynet.co.uk Web: www.jralphb.co.uk Institute of Food Science & Technology -The UK-based professional body of food scientists and technologists. Totally independent of government, of industry, of lobbying groups. Notfor-profit. Self-governing. Self-funding. Collaborates in the public interest with government, academia, consumer bodies, industry . Retains complete independence. The first of our four purposes is: To serve the public interest by furthering the application of science and technology to all aspects of the supply of safe, wholesome, nutritious and attractive food, nationally and internationally. The other three purposes are: (2) To advance the standing of food science and technology, both as a subject and as a profession; (3) To assist members in their career and personal development within the profession; (4) To uphold professional standards of competence and integrity Food Labelling in the EU The Stakeholders – legislators, consumers, manufacturers and retailers, regulatory agencies, analysts. Legislators – require mandatory information to inform consumers, facilitate trade, prevent fraud. Consumers – information to – provide identity, quantity, advice on safe storage and use, enable informed choice. Manufacturers and retailers – information to help differentiate / sell the product, comply with legislation, enable traceability of products. Retailers – additionally – provide space for the bar code for checkout scanning and for stock control via in-store database. Regulatory agencies and analysts – data to enable checking that regulatory standards are fulfilled, labelling regulations are complied with, claims are fulfilled More information Competition for finite space

Food Labelling in the EU
Prof J Ralph Blanchfield, MBE Chair, External Affairs and Past President Institute of Food Science & Technology President Elect 2003-2006 International Academy of Food Science & Technology IUFoST Governing Council Member Food science, food technology and food law consultant E-mail: jralphb@easynet.co.uk Web: www.jralphb.co.uk Institute of Food Science & Technology -The UK-based professional body of food scientists and technologists. Totally independent of government, of industry, of lobbying groups. Not-for-profit. Self-governing. Self-funding. Collaborates in the public interest with government, academia, consumer bodies, industry . Retains complete independence. The first of our four purposes is: To serve the public interest by furthering the application of science and technology to all aspects of the supply of safe, wholesome, nutritious and attractive food, nationally and internationally. The other three purposes are: (2) To advance the standing of food science and technology, both as a subject and as a profession; (3) To assist members in their career and personal development within the profession; (4) To uphold professional standards of competence and integrity Food Labelling in the EU The Stakeholders – legislators, consumers, manufacturers and retailers, regulatory agencies, analysts. Legislators – require mandatory information to inform consumers, facilitate trade, prevent fraud. Consumers – information to – provide identity, quantity, advice on safe storage and use, enable informed choice. Manufacturers and retailers – information to help differentiate / sell the product, comply with legislation, enable traceability of products. Retailers – additionally – provide space for the bar code for checkout scanning and for stock control via in-store database. Regulatory agencies and analysts – data to enable checking that regulatory standards are fulfilled, labelling regulations are complied with, claims are fulfilled More information Competition for finite space

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More information
Competition for finite space Would better label design help?

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Full texts of all labelling-related EU Directives and Regulations can be accessed by links on the Web page
http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/food/labellingnutrition/food labelling/index_en.htm

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DIRECTIVE 2000/13/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
on labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2001/101/EC
of 26 November 2001 regulating the definition of meat for labelling purpose, where meat is used as an ingredient in foodstuffs

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COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 90/496/EC
concerns nutrition labelling of foodstuffs to be delivered to the consumer (compulsory if a claim is made)

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1825/2000
of 25 August 2000 Detailed rules for the labelling of beef and beef products

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2002/67/EC
of 18 July 2002 on the labelling of foodstuffs containing quinine, and of foodstuffs containing caffeine

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Regulation 608/2004/EC
of December 2004

on the labelling of foods and food ingredients with added phytosterols, phytosterol esters, phytostanols and/or phytostanol esters

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EU LAWS AFFECTING LABELLING OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS since 1997 provide for information for consumers using distinctive labelling as a tool for making an informed choice.

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REGULATION (EC) No 258/97 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 27 January 1997 concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients (Article 8 concerns labelling)

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COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1139/98 of 26 May 1998 As amended by COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 49/2000 of 10 January 2000 concerning the compulsory indication of the labelling of soy and maize produced from genetically modified organisms

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 50/2000 of 10 January 2000 on the labelling of foodstuffs and food ingredients containing additives and flavourings that have been genetically modified or have been produced from genetically modified organisms

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COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 98/95/EEC concerns the labelling of genetically modified seed varieties

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27 July 2001: EU Commission Proposals for two Regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council: on genetically modified food and feed concerning traceability and labelling of GMOs and traceability of food and feed products produced from GMOs

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Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed.

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Regulation (EC) 1830/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 concerning the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and the traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms" and amending Directive 2001/18/EC.

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The ―percentage‖ problem  QUID  ―x % fat-free‖  25% rule  Major serious allergens  Nutrition and health claims on labels ―High‖,‖low‖,―rich in‖,―free from‖  Salt vs sodium


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DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 10 November 2003
amending Directive 2000/13/EC to provide complete listing of ingredients and indication of allergens present in foodstuffs

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July 2003, EU Commission Proposal for a Regulation on nutrition claims and health claims made on foods. http://europa.eu.int/eurlex/en/com/pdf/2003/com2003_0424en0 1.pdf
Still under debate by official representatives of Member States!

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DIRECTIVE 98/6/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 February 1998
on consumer protection in the indication of the prices of products offered to consumers

Food Labelling in the EU
Prof J Ralph Blanchfield, MBE

Web: www.jralphb.co.uk


				
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