Jam and marmalade

2 weeks ago | 1 min

Jam and similar products like jellies and marmalades must comply with the reserved descriptions in the Jam and Similar Products (England) Regulations 2003.

The rules include:

  • compositional requirements such as minimum fruit and sugar requirements
  • specific labelling requirements such as declaring the amount of fruit and sugar in a jam or marmalade
  • Some ingredients may be added to jams and marmalades. The regulations also provide national rules for mincemeat and fruit curds.
  • Importing fruit curds and mincemeat into England from 1 October 2022

Fruit curds and mincemeat imported from the EU, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein into England from 1 October 2022 must meet the labelling and composition rules.

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