Health claims

2 weeks ago | 1 min

A health claim is any claim that states, suggests or implies that there is a relationship between health and a food, a type of food or something in a food

Making any health claim triggers the requirement to provide a full nutritional declaration, even if the product would normally be exempt from needing one (prepacked products only).

Only certain nutrients can be included in the nutrition declaration; if the substance to which the claim relates cannot be included in the nutrition declaration, the manufacturer must:

  • make a nutrition declaration as normal
  • state the amount per 100 g / 100ml of the substance in the same field of vision as the nutrition declaration

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