Nutrition legislation information sources

Provides information to help food businesses comply with nutrition legislation.



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 13 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. 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.
  2. Attached updated document: Nutrition Legislation Information Sheet
  3. First published.