Food labelling and health claims

This course provides a brief introduction to the legislation, through a nutrition lens.

Food labelling and health claims

This course provides a brief introduction to the legislation, through a nutrition lens.

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Outline

  • Why information is provided on labels
  • The EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation
  • Changes to nutrition labelling
  • Allergen labelling 
  • Nutrition labelling - front and back of pack
  • Nutrition and health claims regulation
  • Nutrition claims
  • Health claims and their scientific substantiation
  • Other legislation, e.g. foods for specific groups, food supplements, fortified foods and novel foods.

If you are seeking to provide information on food packaging, we recommend you refer directly to the relevant legislation, in particular the Food Information to Consumers Regulation, the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation,  and the extensive guidance available on government websites.

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