Significant amounts

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Vitamins or minerals can only be included in the declaration if the food contains a large enough amount of it that consumers will get a benefit from eating it. This is referred to as a ‘significant amount’.

The significant amount for food is 15% of RI per 100 g / ml of product consumed.

The significant amount for beverages is 7.5% of RI per 100 ml of product consumed.

Annex XIII to Regulation (EC) 1169/2011 contains the RI for each vitamin and mineral. If it isn’t present in a significant amount then it cannot include in the declaration.

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