Food Supplements - Labelling

Food Supplements - Labelling

Providing information to consumers has become the driving force to improve  the European citizens’ right to choose, which has an impact on the mandatory elements of a food supplements product's packaging.

Harmonized legislation protects the consumer from potential health risks, while granting the option of an informed decision making towards the choice of a specific product.

Here are some of the major/main elements of a (compliant) food supplements’ label:

  • Brand and commercial name of the product
  • Ingredient list in descendant order of weight
  • Warnings and precautions
  • Intended dose
  • Explicit mention of the nature of the product
  • Expiry date
  • Manufacturer name and address
  • Health claims: for each ingredient, a claim has been approved (Regulation (EC) 1924/2006)
  • Vitamin/mineral values
  • QUID (Quantitative Ingredient Declaration) when a specific ingredient is included in the name of the product or stated as a claim

Additional elements, such as the notification number, may apply depending on the country.

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