Legal Compliance and Sports Nutrition Products

Posted in Digital Label Manufacturer by CS Labels on 11:20 May 16th, 2019
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Sports nutrition is strictly regulated in the European Union and as such it is of upmost importance that your labelling is legally compliant. As specialists in digital labels production, the CS Labels team are on hand to assist you throughout the process, so if you need assistance, our team of experts are only a phone call away.

Legal Compliance & Sports Nutrition Products; What’s Required?

In addition to European legislation you also have to follow Food Information Regulations 2014 and Food Supplements Regulations 2003 . This means that:

  • Nutrition products must be labelled as Food Supplements. Dietary Supplement is prohibited.
  • The name of the manufacturer, packer, or importer into the EU must be included along with an address.
  • The ingredients must be clearly displayed with emphasis on any common allergens.
  • Conditions for use of the item such as a recommended daily dosage and a clearly visible warning not to exceed this dose.
  • Storage instructions must be included on the label, alongside a statement that the product must be stored out of reach of young children.
  • A statement that food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
  • Information containing the names and amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, plant extracts, or other substances that form the primary part of the product. (also known as a nutritional declaration).
  • Information regarding the product’s shelf life. This can be in the form of either a ‘use by date’ or a ‘best before date’.

It’s also important to make sure that health or nutrition claims on the product’s labelling or packaging comply with UK and EU regulations. For example, claims such as ‘reduces fatigue’ or ‘increase in energy and recovery’ may not be approved for use.

What About Brexit?

A good question. With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many industries are confused about their futures, especially those such as sports nutrition with relies upon European Law for regulations and restrictions. As such, it can be very advantageous to work with a labelling expert such as CS Labels, as our wealth of knowledge and experience in the label printing industry can be very valuable during these confusing times.

How Can Our Team Help?

Here at CS Labels, we utilise dry toner digital printing technology, which unlike ink printed labels is unlikely to migrate and penetrate paper substrates, which contaminates the food items inside. In addition to advantages with regards to migration, the dry toner also doesn’t need to printed on top of a primer, which helps to reduce cost.

Finally, for extra peace of mind, not only are weFDA approved, but we also have Nestle, SWISS and European approvals.

Contact The CS Labels Team

Here at CS Labels, our team will endeavour to provide the best quote possible, whilst also suggesting the most efficient method or cost effective alternative. So if you would like any assistance or advice please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of staff.

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