Having a nutrition declaration on prepacked foods becomes mandatory from 13 December 2016.
When providing nutrition information FIC requires that the declaration consists of:
(a) The energy value and
(b) The amounts of fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt
The content of the mandatory nutrition declaration may be supplemented with an indication of the amounts of one or more of the following:
(f) Any of the vitamins or minerals listed in point 1 of Part A of Annex XIII to FIC, and present in significant amounts as defined in point 2 of Part A of Annex XIII to FIC
Once the mandatory and the supplementary nutrients are declared, no other nutrient can be added to the nutrition declaration as it is a ‘closed list’. Where another nutrient, not on this list, must be declared on the label, as a result of a requirement of the nutrition or health claims legislation (Regulation (EU) No. 1924/2006), the nutrient must be declared below, but not in, the nutrition table.
For more information, please see FSAI .
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