Food Law News - UK - 1998

9 March 1998: LABELLING - Further Proposed Amendment to the Labelling Regulations

MAFF Letter, 9 March 1998

Further Proposed Amendment to the Labelling Regulations

When the Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 1998 come into force on 1 July (and introduce the EC requirements for quantitative ingredient declarations, QUID), MAFF states that they will need to contain amendments to the jam and Similar Products Regulations 1981 and the Meat Products and Spreadable Fish Products Regulations 1984 which were not included in the draft amending Regulations circulated last year. The new amendments will permit: to be omitted from the label if a quantitative ingredient declaration is given on the product instead in accordance with the new QUID rules contained in the 1998 Regulations. The amendment to the 1984 Regulations does not affect the requirements on the declaration of added water content which those Regulations contain.

The Ministry has requested comments by 31 March 1998

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