NEW GUIDANCE ON THE APPLICATION OF THE QUANTITATIVE INGREDIENTS DECLARATION MADE AVAILABLE

The Commission has adopted the Commission Notice on the application of the principle of quantitative ingredients declaration (QUID), which provides further explanation on the obligation to provide the quantity of ingredients as established under article 22 of the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (Regulation 1169/2011). Prior guidance dates back to 1998, thus long before the current Regulation 1169/2011.

The Notice elaborates on the three cases in which QUID is principally required with reference to various examples. Further, the derogations under Annex VIII are discussed and last the forms of expression and position of QUID on the label are considered.

Full text of the Notice (2017/C 393/05) can be consulted via the following link.