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The Caseins and Caseinates Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Labelling of casein products

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6.—(1) Without prejudice to the provisions of FIC, a person must not sell any casein product unless it is marked or labelled with–

(a)the name of that casein product as defined in regulation 2 and in the case of edible caseinate with an indication of the cation or cations listed in Schedule 2, paragraph 4 (food additives);

(b)in the case of casein products sold as mixtures—

(i)the words “mixture of” followed by the names of the casein products which make up the mixture, in descending order of weight;

(ii)an indication of the cation or cations listed in Schedule 2 paragraph 4 (food additives) in the case of edible caseinates;

(iii)in the case of mixtures containing edible caseinates, the protein content;

(c)the net quantity of the casein product, expressed in kilograms or grams;

(d)the name or business name and address of the food business operator under whose name or business name the product is marketed or, if that food business operator is not established in the European Union, the importer into the European Union market;

(e)in the case of a casein product imported from countries outside the European Union, the name of the country of origin; and

(f)the lot identification of the casein product or the date of production.

(2) The particulars required by paragraph (1) must be easily visible, clearly legible, indelible and given in English, either exclusively or in addition to any other language.

(3) The particulars required by paragraph (1)(b)(iii), (c), (d) and (e) may be given in a document accompanying the product.

(4) Without prejudice to the provisions of FIC, where any casein product exceeds the minimum milk protein content set out for that product in—

(a)entry 2 of the table in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 in relation to edible acid caseins

(b)entry 2 of the table in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 in relation to edible caseinates; or

(c)entry 2 of the table in paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 in relation to edible rennet casein;

a person may mark that fact on the package, label or container of that product.

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