In general nutrition
labelling is governed by Council Directive 90/496/EC,
as amended by Commission Directive 2003/120/EC.
In January 2003, the Commission launched
among Member States and stakeholders in view of preparing
a proposal amending Council Directive N° 90/496/EEC on nutrition
labelling. Please note that this is a consultation document
only and does not necessarily reflect future policy orientations
of the European Commission. The overall objective for this
revision will be to improve the existing nutrition labelling
rules in order to facilitate consumer understanding and informed
from more than 50 interested parties were received. Following
review of these comments, the Commission services intend to
prepare a legislative proposal by December 2003.