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The sector dedicated to products and functional ingredients for stabilisation, sweetening and improving the structure of fruit juices, soft drinks, hot and cold drinks, sports drinks. Development of tailor-made projects for mixes of vitamins, minerals and functional ingredients.

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Food: from December 13, 2016 comes into force the obligation to report nutrition labeling (EU Regulation no. 1169/2011)

Under the EU Regulation of 25 October 2016 n. 1169, from December 13, 2016 comes into force the obligation to report on the label the nutrition declaration.

Food products excluded from the obligation

The requirement of having to be indicated as the nutrition declaration does not apply to:
• food supplements;
• the use and marketing of natural mineral waters;
• to unprocessed products that comprise a single ingredient or a single category of ingredients;
• to processed products that have been subjected to is maturing and that comprise a single ingredient or a single category of ingredients;
• to water intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and / or flavorings;
• aromatic plants, spices or mixtures thereof;
• salt and salt substitutes;
• the table-top sweeteners;
• to coffee extracts and chicory extracts, to the whole or ground coffee beans and whole or milled decaffeinated coffee beans;
• the herbal and fruit infusions, the tea, the tea decaffeinated, the instant or soluble tea or tea extract, to instant or soluble tea or decaffeinated tea extracts, without other added ingredients other than flavorings which do not modify the nutritional value of the tea;
• the fermentation vinegars and their substitutes, including those where the only added ingredients are flavorings;
• flavorings;
• food additives;
• processing aids;
• food enzymes;
• Gelatin;
• to jam setting compounds;
• yeasts;
• to chewing gum;
• to food in packaging or containers whose largest surface area of ​​less than 25 cm2;
• to foods, including handcrafted food, directly supplied by the manufacturer of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local structures of retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer.

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Labeling food: requirement to indicate the place of business of the manufacturing or packaging establishment by 16 September 2017 (Art. 5 of Law no. 170/2016)

The Italian Parliament, with the European Delegation Act 2015, instructed the Government to issue, by 16 September 2017, a more Legislative Decrees with which it comes:

  • reintroduced the requirement of having to indicate on the label of food products, the reference of the headquarters of the manufacturing or packaging establishment;
  • aligned with the current system of sanctions by the Community provisions.

With the enactment of a more Legislative Decrees in question, the Government will:

  • re-regulate the obligation of having to indicate on the label of food products, the reference to the seat (also including the relative address) of the manufacturing or packaging establishment, as appropriate, in order to ensure:

-) A correct and complete information to the consumer;
-) A better and immediate food traceability by the control bodies;
-) A more effective protection of the health of the consumer.

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