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The Food Labelling (Nutrition Information) (Wales) Regulations 2009

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Amendment of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996

2.—(1) The Food Labelling Regulations 1996(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4) and regulation 3.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) —

(a)in the definition of Directive 90/496 after the words “Commission Directive 2003/120/EC” insert “and Commission Directive 2008/100/EC”; and

(b)after the definition of “fat” insert the following—

  • “fibre”, in the context of nutrition labelling, means carbohydrate polymers with three or more monomeric units, which are neither digested nor absorbed in the human small intestine and belong to the following categories:

    • edible carbohydrate polymers naturally occurring in the food as consumed;

    • edible carbohydrate polymers which have been obtained from food raw material by physical, enzymatic or chemical means and which have a beneficial physiological effect demonstrated by generally accepted scientific evidence; or

    • edible synthetic carbohydrate polymers which have a beneficial physiological effect demonstrated by generally accepted scientific evidence;.

(3) In Schedule 6, Part II—

(a)as Table A (vitamins in respect of which claims may be made) substitute the entries set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations; and

(b)as Table B (minerals in respect of which claims may be made) substitute the entries set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

(4) In Schedule 7, Part I, paragraph 5 —

(a)at the end of sub-paragraph (g) for the full stop substitute a semi-colon; and

(b)after sub-paragraph (g) add the following sub-paragraphs—

(h)1 gram of fibre is deemed to contribute 8kJ (2 kcal);

(i)1 gram of erythritol is deemed to contribute 0kJ (0kcal).

(1)

S.I. 1996/1499, as last amended by S.I. 2008/1268 (W.128). The definition of Directive 90/496 and paragraph 5 of Part I of Schedule 7 were both previously amended in relation to Wales by S.I. 2004/2558 (W.229).

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