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