Monday, 20 December 2021
Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling, Nutrient Profiles, Origin Labelling and Date Marking
To empower consumers to make informed, healthy and sustainable food choices, the European Commission will develop proposals for harmonised mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling and setting nutrient profiles. The Commission will also consider proposing the extension of mandatory origin or provenance indications to certain products (taking into consideration the impact on the Single Market) and a revision of the EU rules on date marking (‘use by’ and ‘best before’).
In order to gather information and opinions to inform the development of an Irish national position, and to provide for all interested parties in Ireland to make their views known, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) hosted a public consultation on behalf of the Department of Health calling for views and feedback. The consultation ran from 11th February to 25th March 2021. This public consultation report has been prepared by the Department of Health and the FSAI.