Exemptions from Mandatory Nutrition Labelling

The following foods are exempted from the requirement to provide a nutrition declaration:

  1. Unprocessed products that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients
  2. Processed products which the only processing they have been subjected to is maturing and that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients
  3. Waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings
  4. A herb, a spice or mixtures thereof
  5. Salt and salt substitutes
  6. Table top sweeteners
  7. Products covered by Directive 1999/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 relating to coffee extracts and chicory extracts, whole or milled coffee beans and whole or milled decaffeinated coffee beans
  8. Herbal and fruit infusions, tea, decaffeinated tea, instant or soluble tea or tea extract, decaffeinated instant or soluble tea or tea extract, which do not contain other added ingredients than flavourings which do not modify the nutritional value of the tea
  9. Fermented vinegars and substitutes for vinegar, including those where the only added ingredients are flavourings
  10. Flavourings
  11. Food additives
  12. Processing aids
  13. Food enzymes
  14. Gelatine
  15. Jam setting compounds
  16. Yeast
  17. Chewing-gums
  18. Food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 25 cm2
  19. Food, including handcrafted food, directly supplied by the manufacturer of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer
  20. Beverages containing more than 1.2% by volume of alcohol

 

Last reviewed: 14/12/2016

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