Regulation 1169/2011
Food Information for Consumers
a short expert commentary


Editor: Prof. Dr. Alfred Hagen Meyer
Editor in chief: Bärbel Ines Hintermeier, LL.M.

1st edition, 2019, 212 pages
self-published meyer.rechtsanwalts GmbH
ISBN 978-3-00-0633676

Price: 59,90 € inkl. VAT (plus shipping)

Order per E-Mail
We are proud to present our English written short expert commentary about the European Regulation 1169/2011 on Food Information for Consumers.

Authors are renowned European law experts in our worldwide professional network:
Sarah Arayess, Toma Barbarasa, Oana Constantinescu, Dr. Inês Ferreira, Magnus Friberg, Prof. Dr. Ángel García Vidal, Bärbel Ines Hintermeier, LL.M., Aude Mahy, Ana Marjančić, Prof. Dr. Alfred Hagen Meyer, Dr. Francesco Montanari, Andreas Natterer, Martin Nikolajev, Gaëlle Saint-Jalmes, Aleksandra Sanak, Iliyana Sirakova, Petra Smolnikar, Dr. David Štros, Marie Vaale-Hallberg, Victor van Ahee, Jacobine van Beijeren, Cesare Varallo & Tadas Vilčinskas

CONTENT

  • Art. 8 – RESPONSIBILITIES: General considerations, Responsibility of providing food information, The responsibility of other food business operators, Obligations and responsibility in transactions between food business operators
  • Art. 9 - LIST OF MANDATORY PARTICULARS
  • Art. 10 - ADDITIONAL MANDATORY PARTICULARS FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OR CATEGORIES OF FOODS: General Information, Appearance on documents, Font size
  • Art. 11 - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: Regulatory content of the Article, Further applicable rules on weights and measures, Tolerances
  • Art. 12 - AVAILABILITY AND PLACEMENT OF MANDATORY FOOD INFORMATION: General, Prepacked Food, Delegated/implementing acts, Non-prepacked food
  • Art. 13 - PRESENTATION OF MANDATORY PARTICULARS: General, Conspicuous place, easily visible, clearly legible and indelible, Font size (x-height) and largest surface area, Established rules for legibility, Name of food, net quantity (and more than 1,2% volume of alcohol) in in the same visible field
  • Art. 14 – DISTANCE SELLING: Introduction, Which sales are considered as "distance selling"?, Information requirements for "distance selling", Who is responsible?
  • Art. 15 - LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: language, national rules, several languages
  • Art. 16 - OMISSION OF CERTAIN MANDATORY PARTICULARS: Introduction, Article 16 (1) and (2), Exemptions from mandatory nutrition declaration, Rules for alcoholic beverages, Food labelling and nutritional information in Estonia
  • Art. 17 - NAME OF THE FOOD: Name of the food, Supplementation of the name of the food (Annex VI)
  • Art. 18 - LIST OF INGREDIENTS: Introduction, Mandatory heading, Order of listed ingredients, Designation of specific ingredients, Technical rules
  • Art. 19 - OMISSION OF THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS
  • Art. 20 - OMISSION OF CONSTITUENTS OF FOOD FROM THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS
  • Art. 21 - LABELLING OF CERTAIN SUBSTANCES OR PRODUCTS CAUSING ALLERGIES OR INTOLERANCES: Introduction, EU rules, National rules
  • Art. 22 - QUANTITATIVE INDICATION OF INGREDIENTS: What is QUID? When is QUID mandatory? When is QUID not required? How to express QUID? Where to position QUID? Examples of case law (Belgium)
  • Art. 23 - NET QUANTITY + ANNEX IX - NET QUANTITY DECLARATION: Introduction, Case law, Guidance
  • Art. 24 - MINIMUM DURABILITY DATE, ‘USE BY’ DATE AND DATE OF FREEZING: Minimum durability date, ‘use by’ date and date of freezing
  • Art. 25 - STORAGE CONDITIONS OR CONDITIONS OF USE: General requirements, Requirements for opened packages, Local practice
  • Art. 26 - COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR PLACE OF PROVENANCE: Country of origin and place of provenance definition, Country of origin as a mandatory information, EU Commission report, Country of origin labelling at Member States level and “gastro-protectionism”
  • Art. 27 - INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: Regulatory content of Article, Explanation and Examples
  • Art. 28 - ALCOHOL CONTENT + ANNEX XII: General remarques, Products classified in CN code 2204, Labelling, Tolerances
  • Art. 29 to 35 - Preliminary remarks to Articles 29 - 35, Article 30 - Content, Article 35 - Additional forms of expression and presentation
  • Art. 38 - NATIONAL MEASURES: General - Scope, Free movement of goods, Mutual recognition, New regulation on mutual recognition
  • Art. 39 - NATIONAL MEASURES ON ADDITIONAL MANDATORY PARTICULARS: General, Aim and scope, Examples, Example The Netherlands
  • Art. 44 - NATIONAL MEASURES FOR NON-PREPACKED FOOD: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REG. (EU) NO 828/2014 - GLUTEN IN FOOD: The historical and legislative context, Scope and requirements laid down by the Regulation