Guidance

Nutrition legislation information sources

Information to help food businesses comply with nutrition legislation.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

Documents

Details

The information note covers:

  • general food labelling on food and drinks
  • food supplements
  • fortified foods (foods that have extra vitamins or minerals added)
  • nutrition and health claims
  • food for specific groups, such as:
    • infant formula
    • follow-on formula
    • medical foods
    • baby foods
    • total diet replacement for weight control
Published 19 December 2014
Last updated 14 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect the end of the Brexit transition period. Changes include the updating of links, the addition of further information on notification procedures, the addition of a section on substances that can be added to the Union list.

  2. Updated to reflect the end of the Brexit transition period. Changes include: replacing links to EU legislation with links to UK legislation, changing tenses and updating the names of Community Registers.

  3. The nutrition information legislation sheet has been updated at section 5 to reflect the new Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 on infant and follow-on formula, which came into force on 22 February 2020.

  4. The document has been updated at section 5 to reflect the new regulations that have come into force since 22 February 2019 on food for special medical purposes. This was the Commission Delegated Regulation 2016/128 implemented by the Food for Specific Groups (Information and Compositional Requirements) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019.

  5. Updated information sheet published: section 2.6 now refers to the conclusions of the EU Commission report on alcohol labelling; section 4.4 updates the EU position regarding prohibited substances; and section 6 updates the information on the Food for Specific Groups Regulation, which replaces the PARNUTS framework.

  6. Attached updated document: Nutrition Legislation Information Sheet

  7. First published.