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New rules in the EU – honey must be better labeled – News – SRF


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Breakfast products will soon have to be better labeled in the EU: emphasis is placed on origin and sugar content.

In the future, the country of origin must be clearly stated on honey packaging in the European Union. Negotiators from European Union countries and the European Parliament agreed on this.

Farewell is a formality

Until now, honey blends only had to state whether they came from the EU or not. In the future, the proportion of honey that comes from each country will also need to be determined.

Before the new rules come into force, Parliament and EU countries must formally approve them. However, this is considered a formality.

Exceptions for small packaging


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EU countries can decide for themselves whether the obligation to indicate the percentage on the label only applies to the four largest contents.

There is also an exception for packages weighing less than 30 grams, and here the names of the countries of origin can also be abbreviated using the code.

Sugar and fruit content requirements

There will also be new rules for juices and jams: In the future, juices may be labeled as “reduced sugar” if at least 30 percent of the naturally occurring sugar has been removed. However, sweeteners may not be used as a substitute.

And: In the future, at least 450 grams of fruit should be used for one kilogram of jam.


SRF News 4, January 31, 2024, 4:00 AM;

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