Food Law News - EU - 1996
29 March 1996: LABELLING - Directive amending Directive 94/54/EC concerning labelling of certain foodstuffs
29 March 1996
Council Directive No 96/21 amending Commission Directive 94/54/EC concerning the compulsory indication on the labelling of certain foodstuffs of particulars other than those provided for in Directive 79/112.
The Directive was adopted on the 29 March 1996 and supplements the labelling requirements for foods containing sweeteners so as to provide consumers with more specific information about the presence and effect of sweeteners in a food.
(a) foods containing sweeteners (as permitted by Directive 94/35) shall be labelled "with sweetener(s)" with the name of the food;
(b) foods containing both added sugar and sweeteners shall be labelled "with sugar(s) and sweeteners" with the name of the food;
(c) foods containing aspartame shall include on the label the statement "contains a source of phenylalanine"
(d) foods containing more than 10% added polyols shall include on the label the statement "excessive consumption may produce laxative effects".
The directive should be fully implemented by 1 July 1987
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