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September 27, 2016

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.