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									       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 —
    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
Food Labelling in the EU

The Stakeholders –
   Legislators
   Consumers
   Manufacturers and retailers
   Regulatory agencies
   Analysts
 Food Labelling in the EU

Legislators –
require mandatory information to
 inform consumers

 facilitate trade

 prevent fraud
Food Labelling in the EU

Consumers –
need information to –
 provide identity, quantity

 advice on safe storage and use

 enable informed choice
  Food Labelling in the EU

Manufacturers and retailers –
need information to
 help differentiate / sell the product

 comply with legislation

 enable traceability of products
  Food Labelling in the EU

Retailers – additionally –
provide space for the bar code for
 checkout scanning

 stock control via in-store database
     Food Labelling in the EU

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. 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
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
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
Food Labelling in the EU

 More information

 Competition for finite space

 Would better label design help?
         Food Labelling in the EU

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
Food Labelling in the EU

DIRECTIVE 2000/13/EC OF THE
 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND
      OF THE COUNCIL


  on labelling, presentation and
    advertising of foodstuffs
Food Labelling in the EU

  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
Food Labelling in the EU

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

 COMMISSION REGULATION
    (EC) No 1825/2000


       of 25 August 2000


Detailed rules for the labelling of
    beef and beef products
Food Labelling in the EU

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

   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
Food Labelling in the EU

    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.
Food Labelling in the EU

 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)
  Food Labelling in the EU
   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
 Food Labelling in the EU
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
Food Labelling in the EU
    COUNCIL DIRECTIVE
        98/95/EEC
   concerns the labelling of
   genetically modified seed
           varieties
Food Labelling in the EU
   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
    Food Labelling in the EU


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


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.
    Food Labelling in the EU

 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
Food Labelling in the EU

  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
     Food Labelling in the EU

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

  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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