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 indications of the amounts, per 100g, of fruit used in the preparation and of sugar content required by the 1981 Regulations to be given on reduced sugar jam, reduced sugar jelly, reduced sugar marmalade and UK standard jelly, and
- the meat and fish content declarations required by the 1984 Regulations
The Ministry has requested comments by 31 March 1998
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