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1 AIJN European Fruit Juice Association Juice World 2012 St. Petersburg REGULATION ON THE PROVISION OF FOOD INFORMATION TO CONSUMER (No 1169/2011) and its consequences for the juice industryMercedes RevyAIJN European Fruit Juice AssociationJuice World 2012 St. Petersburg
2 Context of the reviewSimplification and modernisation of the legislationInformed choices – safe, healthy dietProtection of the internal market2
3 Time lineConsultation and review of existing rules on general and nutrition labelling (2003 to 2006)Food labelling better regulation consultation on all aspects of food labelling (March to June 2006)Impact assessment associated with the Commission proposal(December 2006 to July 2007)Commission proposal COM(2008) 40 (Adopted 30 January 2008)First reading position of the European Parliament (Adopted 16 June 2010)First reading of the Council (Common position adopted 21 February 2011)Second reading position of the European Parliament (6 July 2011)Final adoption: 29 September 2011
4 Commission proposal Issues (1) SimplificationGeneral principlesLegibility of labelNon-prepacked food (stricter rules, allergens requested)Distance selling of food (Mandatory food information to be provided on Internet or catalogues before the purchase is concluded)4
5 Commission proposal Issues (2) Origin labellingNutrition informationAlcoholic beverages exempted from:ingredient list andnutrition informationCommission to reassess the situation and, if necessary, propose new measures within years of the entry into force of the Regulation5
6 Article 9 of Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 List of mandatory particulars Name *List of ingredientsAllergensQuantity of ingredientsNet quantity *Durability date (after the use by date the product deemed to be unsafe)Special storage conditionsName and address of businessCountry of origin or place of provenance (not mandatory for fruit juices currently)Instructions for useAlcohol strength (>1.2%) *Nutrition declaration *must be in the same field of vision6
7 Improved legibility of labels (1) Article 13. Presentation of mandatory particularsClear and legibleFont size greater or equal to 1.2 mm in the X heightIf surface area <80 cm2 then the X height must be greater or equal to 0.9mm200ml = 55 cm2250ml (slim) = 67.5 cm27
8 Improved legibility of labels (2) Voluntary information not to be displayed to the detriment of the space available for mandatory information8
10 Better information for allergic consumers Information on allergens is required also for non-prepacked foods, including food prepared and served in catering establishmentsAllergens to be highlighted in the list of ingredients
11 Origin labellingOrigin declaration remains voluntary unless its omission could mislead the consumer - NOT MANDATORY FOR FRUIT JUICESNew rules to prevent the proliferation of misleading voluntary origin indications (indication of the origin of the primary ingredient when it comes from a different place than the one where the last substantial transformation of the food happened)11
12 Partial move to extension of mandatory origin labelling Mandatory origin labelling for:Meat (pig, sheep, goat and poultry)(Implementing rules to be adopted within 2 years)In 3 years report on mandatory origin labelling for:other types of meatmeat used as an ingredient (in 2 years)milk and milk used as an ingredient in dairy productsunprocessed foodssingle ingredient productsingredients that are more than 50% of a food
13 Alcoholic beverages (contains more than 1.2% by volume of alcohol Exempted from:ingredient list andnutrition informationCommission to reassess the situation and, if necessary, propose new measures within years of the entry into force of the Regulation13
14 Mandatory nutrition labelling Nutrition labelling mandatory on the majority of processed foodConsumers are interested and want to have such informationTo encourage healthier dietary choicesIncentive to the food industry to reformulate products14
15 Nutrition information Mandatory declaration “BIG 7”energyfatsaturated fatcarbohydratesugarsproteinssaltInformation related to 100g or 100mlInformation in relation to the reference intake (GDAs=guideline daily amount) is made voluntaryVoluntary front of pack labelling for:energy, fat, saturates, sugars and salt OR energy alone15
16 Reference intake (GDAs=guideline daily amount –voluntary (Source: FDE) Recommended design by FoodDrinkEurope (represents the European food and drink industry): *GDA reference intake of an average adult16
17 FOP = FRONT OF PACK information (Source: FDE) Pack contains 2 cans One can (330 ml) contains:Energy Sugar Fat Saturates SaltKj/kcal %GDA %GDA %GDA %GDAPer 100 g Per portion Per portion Per portion Per portion% GDAPer portion *Reference intake of an average adult (8400 KJ/ Kcal)
18 Nutrition information BOP=Back of pack * reference intake of an average adult , 8400 KJ/ 2000 Kcal (Source: FDE)Nutrition informationPer 100gPer Portion% GDA*EnergykJ/kcal%FatgOf which:saturatesmono-unsaturatespolyunsaturatesCarbohydrateSugarsPolyolsStarchFibreProteinSaltVitamins and mineralsAnnex
19 Nutrition declaration – Comparison current legislation v Nutrition declaration – Comparison current legislation v. new legislation (Source: FDE)Changes new vs. currentNutrition/ Mandatory information that must be providedNutrition labelling to become mandatory.7 mandatory nutrients instead of “4” or “8”.Different order.Voluntary information that may be providedIndication of cholesterol no longer possible.Order of the nutrition/mandatory + voluntary information (expression)Indication of sodium and cholesterol no longer possible.
20 Nutrition declaration – Comparison current legislation v Nutrition declaration – Comparison current legislation v. new legislation (Source: FDE) cont.The way of expressionPortion or unit used must be quantified on the label.Specific rules on portions for specific categories of foods.Repetition of nutrition information (and way of expression)Restriction of the nutrition information that may be put on the front-of-pack.Energy on the front-of-pack must always be indicated per 100g/100ml.GDAsRestriction of the use of GDAs to:- the “Big 7” in the ‘nutrient table’- the repeated nutrients.GDA statement must be provided.
21 Voluntary additional forms of expression of nutrition information Allowed but should comply with certain criteriaMember States to monitor the use of such voluntary labellingCommission to report to the EP and the Council on use of different forms of presentation 3 years after application of rules
22 Voluntary information Obligation for the Commission to adopt measures related to:Precautionary allergen labelling (“may contain”)Information related to suitability of food for “vegetarians” or “ vegans”Possibility for indication of GDAs for specific population groups
23 Application of the new rules 3 years after the entry into force of the Regulation, it means 13 December 20145 years for nutrition labelling, it means 13 December 2016 (nutrition declaration provided on a voluntary basis must comply with the new rules already 3 years (2014))
24 THANK YOU. More information Commission webpage:THANK YOU.