The Specified Sugar Products (England) Regulations 2003 lay down reserved descriptions for certain types of sugar products. These rules set out specifications for the sugar products covered (such as table sugar, fructose and glucose syrups) and provide any additional labelling requirements.
Examples of requirements include:
- rules for changes in weight (for example, maximum loss of weight once dried (per cent)
- manufacturing processes (for example, partly inverted via hydrolysis)
- specific labelling requirements for glucose syrups containing fructose
Products covered by the rules include white sugars, dextrose, glucose syrups and fructose.