Legal Compliance for Sports Nutrition Products

CS Labels | 17th June 2021

Legal Compliance For Sports Nutrition Products

Sports nutrition is strictly regulated in the European Union and as such, it is of utmost 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 for Sports Nutrition Products: What is 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 an 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.

Has Brexit had an impact to legal compliance?

A good question. With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many industries are confused about their futures, especially those such as sports nutrition which 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 CS Labels help?

Here at CS Labels, we print digitally using dry, food-safe toner.  Whilst we also use inkjet technology, depending on your packaging type, dry-toner is a more well-rounded solution.

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

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, contact us today by filling out the contact form below.

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Are Your Sports Nutrition Labels Legally Compliant?

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