Nutrition and health claims From November 2019

Nutrition and health claims

Nutrition claims (e.g. “low fat”, “high fibre”) and health claims (e.g. “Vitamin D is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children”) are often used to highlight the beneficial effects of products, making them more attractive to consumers. These claims are presented on the product label or in its advertising but are regulated in the EU by legislation, namely Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on Nutrition and Health Claims. This ensures any claims made are clear, accurate and based on scientific evidence.

We often receive enquiries from clients about how to achieve a fibre claim. The conditions to make such claims are laid down in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 which provides the following:

This legislation will continue to apply once the UK has left the EU. Products exported to the EU after EU exit day will be required to comply with Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006. For products sold in the UK, it is yet to be determined whether this law will be retained as it is or whether a new law will be put in place in due course.

Contact: Sharon Morey
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