Friday, 17 January 2003
New legal requirements on the composition and the labelling of Fruit Jams, Jellies and Marmalades and Sweetened Chestnut purée intended for human consumption came into effect across the European Union on 12 July 2003. The marketing of products, which do not comply with the new Directive is prohibited with effect from 12 July 2004. (Products produced and labelled before 12 July 2004 under Directive 93/77/EEC may continue to be marketed until stocks run out). The legal basis for the new requirements is EU Council Directive 2001/113/EC relating to fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut purée intended for human consumption.