In accordance with Articles 10 to 35 and subject to the exceptions contained in this Chapter, indication of the following particulars shall be mandatory: any ingredient or processing aid listed in Annex II or derived from a substance or product listed in Annex II causing allergies or intolerances used in the manufacture or preparation of a food and still present in the finished product, even if in an altered form; the quantity of certain ingredients or categories of ingredients; the date of minimum durability or the ‘use by’ date; any special storage conditions and/or conditions of use; the name or business name and address of the food business operator referred to in Article 8(1); the country of origin or place of provenance where provided for in Article 26; instructions for use where it would be difficult to make appropriate use of the food in the absence of such instructions; with respect to beverages containing more than 1,2 % by volume of alcohol, the actual alcoholic strength by volume; 2. This Section shall not apply to foods falling within the scope of the following legislation: Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 June 2002 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to food supplements (35); Directive 2009/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters (36). 1 Introduction 1. 4. For the purposes of this point, ‘liquid medium’ shall mean the following products, possibly in mixtures and also where frozen or quick-frozen, provided that the liquid is merely an adjunct to the essential elements of that preparation and is thus not a decisive factor for the purchase: water, aqueous solutions of salts, brine, aqueous solutions of food acids, vinegar, aqueous solutions of sugars, aqueous solutions of other sweetening substances, fruit or vegetable juices in the case of fruit or vegetables. The particulars referred to in paragraph 1 shall be indicated with words and numbers. In order to ensure the uniform implementation of this paragraph, the Commission may adopt implementing acts regarding the energy value and amounts of nutrients referred to in Article 30(1) to (5) which can be regarded as negligible. The Commission should also, if appropriate, propose specific requirements relating to alcoholic beverages in the context of this Regulation. which will not keep for more than 3 months, an indication of the day and the month shall be sufficient. This guideline is intended to aid manufacturers and traders with the implementation of the Food Information Regulation No 1169/2011 (FIR) based on GS1 standards. in the case of a liquid medium which is not normally consumed. FIR 1169/2011. In such cases, the mixture shall be included in the list of ingredients in accordance with Article 18(1), on the basis of the total weight of the fruit, vegetables or mushrooms present, Mixtures of spices or herbs, where none significantly predominates in proportion by weight, May be listed in different order provided that that list of ingredients is accompanied by an expression such as ‘in variable proportion’, Ingredients constituting less than 2 % of the finished product, May be listed in a different order after the other ingredients, Ingredients, which are similar or mutually substitutable, likely to be used in the manufacture or preparation of a food without altering its composition, its nature or its perceived value, and in so far as they constitute less than 2 % of the finished product, May be referred to in the list of ingredients by means of the statement ‘contains … and/or …’, where at least one of no more than two ingredients is present in the finished product. In addition to the particulars listed in Article 9(1), additional mandatory particulars for specific types or categories of foods are laid down in Annex III. Beverages with high caffeine content or foods with added caffeine. It shall be followed by the symbol ‘% vol.’ and may be preceded by the word ‘alcohol’ or the abbreviation ‘alc’. Further information on how to revoke your consent at any time can be found in … If a package has several identical principal fields of vision, the principal field of vision is the one chosen by the food business operator; ‘legibility’ means the physical appearance of information, by means of which the information is visually accessible to the general population and which is determined by various elements, inter alia, font size, letter spacing, spacing between lines, stroke width, type colour, typeface, width-height ratio of the letters, the surface of the material and significant contrast between the print and the background; ‘legal name’ means the name of a food prescribed in the Union provisions applicable to it or, in the absence of such Union provisions, the name provided for in the laws, regulations and administrative provisions applicable in the Member State in which the food is sold to the final consumer or to mass caterers; ‘customary name’ means a name which is accepted as the name of the food by consumers in the Member State in which that food is sold, without that name needing further explanation; ‘descriptive name’ means a name providing a description of the food, and if necessary of its use, which is sufficiently clear to enable consumers to know its true nature and distinguish it from other products with which it might be confused; ‘primary ingredient’ means an ingredient or ingredients of a food that represent more than 50 % of that food or which are usually associated with the name of the food by the consumer and for which in most cases a quantitative indication is required; ‘date of minimum durability of a food’ means the date until which the food retains its specific properties when properly stored; ‘nutrient’ means protein, carbohydrate, fat, fibre, sodium, vitamins and minerals listed in point 1 of Part A of Annex XIII to this Regulation, and substances which belong to or are components of one of those categories; ‘engineered nanomaterial’ means any intentionally produced material that has one or more dimensions of the order of 100 nm or less or that is composed of discrete functional parts, either internally or at the surface, many of which have one or more dimensions of the order of 100 nm or less, including structures, agglomerates or aggregates, which may have a size above the order of 100 nm but retain properties that are characteristic of the nanoscale. Notwithstanding Commission Regulation (EC) No 1162/2009 of 30 November 2009 laying down transitional measures for the implementation of Regulations (EC) No 853/2004, (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (39), foods labelled in accordance with Part B of Annex VI to this Regulation may be placed on the market before 1 January 2014. This regulation introduces a new requirement for mandatory food information to be available to consumers in respect of prepacked foods offered for sale by distance communication, and The declared values shall, according to the individual case, be average values based on: a calculation from the known or actual average values of the ingredients used; or. which are subject to considerable losses in their volume or mass and which are sold by number or weighed in the presence of the purchaser; the net quantity of which is less than 5 g or 5 ml; however, this provision shall not apply to spices and herbs; or. If need be, these particulars shall be followed by a description of the storage conditions which must be observed if the product is to keep for the specified period; the date shall consist of the day, the month and possibly, the year, in that order and in uncoded form. By way of derogation from Article 36(1), where the labelling of the products referred to in Article 16(4) provides a nutrition declaration, the content of the declaration may be limited to the energy value only. 1. 1. By 13 December 2014, the Commission shall produce a report concerning the application of Article 18 and Article 30(1) to the products referred to in this paragraph, and addressing whether alcoholic beverages should in future be covered, in particular, by the requirement to provide the information on the energy value, and the reasons justifying possible exemptions, taking into account the need to ensure coherence with other relevant Union policies. According to Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (3) it is a general principle of food law to provide a basis for consumers to make informed choices in relation to food they consume and to prevent any practices that may mislead the consumer. ; still beverages falling within CN code 2206 00 obtained from grapes, Beers having an alcoholic strength exceeding 5,5 % vol. The specific origin requirements could differ from one type of meat to another according to the characteristics of the animal species. 2. Legal status of guidance . Directives 87/250/EEC, 90/496/EEC, 1999/10/EC, 2000/13/EC, 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Regulation (EC) No 608/2004 are repealed as from 13 December 2014. 7,5 % of the nutrient reference values specified in point 1 supplied by 100 ml in the case of beverages, or. In the absence of a list of ingredients, the indication of the particulars referred to in point (c) of Article 9(1) shall comprise the word ‘contains’ followed by the name of the substance or product as listed in Annex II. In order to ensure that consumers are appropriately informed, where voluntary food information is provided by food business operators on a divergent basis which might mislead or confuse the consumer, the Commission may, by means of delegated acts, in accordance with Article 51, provide for additional cases of provision of voluntary food information to the ones referred to in paragraph 3 of this Article. V�XS���D�F��al�m�΁�v�n�{a�p��p΃#p·cp\��p \ The units of measurement used to express the amount of the substance shall be appropriate for the individual substances concerned. �܄��y�D������5_���$y+)�K]��f�Ä�9�(O_���5�;9/q���t��f�ˌ�ٟ��E�����k~��� ͯ�h_*{�+>�˧�����\�s�/���/>���Wpjj� L��Z �F�'��M~1�O &��|v��K'WM.���޿?~�������~��A�5����?����w��� x�>�ݭ�؞���Eg}���}����{���޻��������� �������c�bZf���P��e��O��R?��R}��R� �!�]��L'��D���O�r�@a� Without prejudice to Article 21, the following constituents of a food shall not be required to be included in the list of ingredients: the constituents of an ingredient which have been temporarily separated during the manufacturing process and later reintroduced but not in excess of their original proportions; whose presence in a given food is solely due to the fact that they were contained in one or more ingredients of that food, in accordance with the carry-over principle referred to in points (a) and (b) of Article 18(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008, provided that they serve no technological function in the finished product; or. There are other meats widely consumed in the Union, such as swine, sheep, goat and poultrymeat.