This guidance and starter guide has been issued in order to comply with Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods.
Version 2, November 2011
Nutrition and health claims: guidance and quick start guide
Responsibility for legislation on nutrition and health claims in England transferred from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to the Department Health on 1 October 2010. The first version of the guidance to compliance with Regulation 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods was published by the FSA in April 2008. A UK-wide consultation on revising the guidance, conducted by the FSA, closed in March 2010 and a summary of responses has been published. We have revised the guidance taking into account respondents’ responses to the consultation. We have also made revisions in light of discussions, with other interested parties including food law enforcement officers and colleagues in other EU member states, about specific issues as they arose.
We have also produced a new, four-page, quick start guide intended as an entry point to the guidance.
These documents are intended to help food businesses comply with the nutrition and health claims Regulation. They may also be of use to others with an interest in the legislation, such as food law enforcement officers.