Updated Legislation Affecting Food Supplements

Directive on Nutrition Labelling 90/496/EEC and as amended by Directive 2003/120/EC, as well as the Food Supplements Directive 2002/46/EC and Commission Directive 2008/100/EC dated 28 October 2008 which also amends Council Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs covering recommended daily allowances (RDAs), energy conversion factors and definitions. The amendments include a definition of fibre (for the first time in European law), the introduction of a calorific value (2 kcal/g – 8 kJ/g) for fibre and 0 kcal/g – 0 kJ/g for erythritol, and the revised table of RDAs for vitamins and minerals. Amendments are required to be implemented by 31st October 2012.

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