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Nutrition & Health Claims

If you are making a nutrition or health claim about your product you must comply with  Regulation 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods.

A list of approved health claims and conditions for their use, rejected health claims, and permitted nutrition claims have been published by the European Commission and are listed in the Community Register (see Important Information for Food Business Operators below). Health claims not appearing on the authorised list can no longer be used after 14th December 2012. There are some exceptions to this. Please see the European Commission website for more information.

The FSAI booklet  'Information on Nutrition and Health Claims'  provides an overview of nutrition labelling requirements, the framework of the legislation and the labelling requirements for products bearing authorised nutrition and health claims. This was published in 2010 and has been updated (Oct 2014) to reflect changes and additions.

The Commission have adopted guidelines for the implementation of specific conditions for health claims laid down in Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 in Commission Implementing Decision 2013/63/EU 

For information on the use of the term 'probiotic' please read our FAQ on Probiotic Health Claims 

Last reviewed: 1/7/2015

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