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The Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 1994

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Amendment of the principal Regulations

7.—(1) In item 3 (claims relating to foods for particular nutritional uses) in Part II (restricted claims) of Schedule 6 (claims), for the words “the prescribed energy statement” in paragraph 3(b) in column 2 there shall be substituted the words

  • the prescribed nutrition labelling and may be marked or labelled with further information in respect of either or both of—

    (i)

    any nutrient or component of a nutrient (whether or not a claim is made in respect of such nutrient or component), or

    (ii)

    any other component or characteristic which is essential to the food’s suitability for its particular nutritional use.

(2) In item 4 (claims relating to babies or young children) in Part II of Schedule 6, for the words “the prescribed energy statement” in paragraph 2(b) in column 2 there shall be substituted the words

  • the prescribed nutrition labelling and may be marked or labelled with further information in respect of either or both of—

    (i)

    any nutrient or component of a nutrient (whether or not a claim is made in respect of such nutrient or component), or

    (ii)

    any other component or characteristic which is essential to the food’s suitability for its particular nutritional use.

(3) Item 5 (diabetic claims) in Part II of Schedule 6 shall be deleted.

(4) In item 8 (protein claims) in Part II of Schedule 6, for paragraph 3 in column 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

3.  The food must be marked or labelled with the prescribed nutrition labelling..

(5) In item 9 (vitamin claims) in Part II of Schedule 6—

(a)in paragraph 1 in column 2, for the words “recommended daily amount”, in each case where they occur, there shall be substituted the words “recommended daily allowance”, and

(b)for paragraph 2 in column 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

2.  The food must be marked or labelled—

(a)in the case of a food to which nutrition labelling relates—

(i)where the claim is in respect of unspecified vitamins (whether alone or together with named vitamins), then in respect of any of those unspecified vitamins which are listed in Table A, with the prescribed nutrition labelling and, in addition, with a statement of the percentages of the recommended daily allowance for such vitamins as are contained in either a quantified serving of the food or, provided that the total number of portions contained in the sales unit of the food is stated, in one such portion of the food, and

(ii)where the claim is in respect of a named vitamin or of named vitamins (whether alone or together with unspecified vitamins), then in respect of that or those named vitamins, with the prescribed nutrition labelling and, in addition, with a statement of the percentages of the recommended daily allowance for such vitamins as are contained in either a quantified serving of the food or, provided that the total number of portions contained in the sales unit of the food is stated, in one such portion of the food; and

(b)in the case of food supplements or waters other than natural mineral waters, in respect of any vitamins, whether unspecified, named or both—

(i)with a statement of the percentage of the recommended daily allowance of those vitamins contained in either a quantified serving or (provided that the food is prepacked) a portion of the food, and

(ii)where the food is prepacked, of the number of portions contained in the package,

and the name used in such marking or labelling for any such vitamin shall be the name specified for that vitamin in column 1 of Table A below..

(6) In item 11 (polyunsaturated fatty acid claims), for sub-paragraph 1(d) in column 2 there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(d)the food must be marked or labelled with the prescribed nutrition labeling..

(7) For item 13 (energy claims) in Part II of Schedule 6 there shall be substituted the following item—

(In Column 1—Types of Claim)(In Column 2—Conditions)

Nutrition claims

13.  Any nutrition claim not dealt with under any other item in this Part

1.  The food must be capable of fulfilling the claim.

2.  The food shall be marked or labelled with the prescribed nutrition labelling..

(8) For Table A (vitamins in respect of which claims may be made) and Table B (minerals in respect of which claims may be made) in Schedule 6 there shall be substituted the following Tables—

TABLE A

Vitamins in respect of which claims may be made

Column 1Column 2
VitaminRecommended daily allowance
Vitamin A800μg
Vitamin D5μg
Vitamin E10mg
Vitamin C60mg
Thiamin1.4mg
Riboflavin1.6mg
Niacin18mg
Vitamin B62mg
Folacin200μg
Vitamin B121μg
Biotin0.15mg
Pantothenic acid6mg

TABLE B

Minerals in respect of which claims may be made

Column 1Column 2
MineralRecommended daily allowance
Note: As a rule, a significant amount means 15% of the recommended daily allowance listed in respect of each vitamin and mineral specified in Table A and B above that is supplied by 100g or 100ml of a food, or perpackage of a food if the package contains only a single portion..
Calcium800mg
Phosphorus800mg
Iron14mg
Magnesium300mg
Zinc15mg
Iodine150μg

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