Provision of Food information to consumer

On 30 January 2008, the Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on the provision of Food Information to Consumers.

This proposal is intended to repeal and replace Directives 2000/13 on general food labelling and Directive 90/496 on nutrition labelling. It essentially retains all the provisions already included in these two Directives and proposes additional requirements, including mandatory nutrition labelling.

The relevant element of discussions where AICV is closely involved, include:

  • The nutrition labelling for alcoholic beverages
  • The ingredient listing for alcoholic beverages
  • The Country Of Origin Labelling

The new Regulation is expected to be finalised and published in early 2012. There will be appropriate transition periods for all businesses – from 3 to 5 years after the publication of the Regulation (depending on the final outcome of the political agreement between the European institutions).

To read more about development of discussions and the current status of this dossier please click here.