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Nutrition and Health Claims legislation

Nutrition and health claims are voluntary information related to nutritional or health characteristics of foods used in commercial communications.

All statements, logos, pictures, symbols, trademarks etc. that states, suggests or implies that a food has particular nutritional- or health related properties or states, suggest or implies a relationship between a food and the effect on health are considered to be nutrition or health claims.


All nutrition and health claims are EU-regulated and have to comply with the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (1924/2006).


Furthermore, with reference to the EU provisions of food information to consumers (Regulation 1169/2011), it is not allowed to attribute to any food the property of preventing, treating or curing a human disease, nor refer to such properties.


Denmark has no additional national legislation regarding nutrition and health claims.

 

Legislation regarding nutrition and health claims

Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods  

The nutrition and health claims regulation supplement the general requirements in the Regulation on the provision of food information to consumers.

Regulation /EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers 

 

EU Register 

EU Register of nutrition and health claims made on foods

Last Modified 26. February 2020