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The Jam and Similar Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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Total sugar content indication

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7.—(1) A person must not trade in a regulated product unless the labelling of the product indicates the total sugar content of the finished product in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) The total sugar content must be indicated by including the words “total sugar content: x g per 100 g”, with the content in grams of soluble solids in each hundred grams of the finished product inserted in place of the ‘x’.

(3) The total sugar content of the finished product as indicated on the labelling must be determined by a refractometer at 20°C.

(4) The total sugar content of the finished product as indicated on the labelling must be accurate to ±3 refractometric degrees.

(5) The total sugar content indication required by paragraph (1), as read with paragraph (2), must appear in the same visual field as the product name and be in clearly visible characters.

(6) Paragraph (1) does not apply where a claim as regards the sugar content of a regulated product is made and the product is marked or labelled, as regards its sugar content, with the prescribed nutrition labelling as set out in Articles 30 to 35 of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.

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