The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities have launched a consultation on proposed changes to nutrition labelling, composition, and standards (NLCS) retained EU law.
The nutrition and health claims regulations ensure that claims made about a food or drink are accurate and not misleading so that consumers can make informed choices to meet their lifestyle and nutritional needs.
This consultation sets out 2 proposals:
· reforming nutrition and health claims enforcement in England by introducing an improvement notices regime.
· removing redundant tertiary legislation that approved or rejected health claims.
We would encourage members to review the consultation and respond as applicable.
The consultation will run for 12 weeks, closing at 11:59pm on 31st October 2023 and can be found here.
Responses are welcomed online, by email or by post.