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In this section, you can find legislation and guidance for coffee and chicory.

This legislation sets out the requirements for the composition and labelling of coffee extracts and chicory extracts. Only products produced in compliance with EU Directive 1999/4/EC can be placed on the market. Product descriptions, definitions and characteristics for 'coffee extract', 'soluble coffee extract', 'soluble coffee' and 'instant coffee' are set down.

EU legislation

Council Directive 99/4/EC (OJ L 66, p26, 13.03.1999) of 22 February 1999 relating to coffee extracts and chicory extracts

National legislation

  • European Communities (Marketing of Coffee Extracts and Chicory Extracts) Regulations, 2000 (S.I. No. 281 of 2000)