Nutrition Related Labelling, Composition and Standards

Nutrition Related Labelling, Composition and Standards (NLCS)

 

Background

 

The Nutrition Related Labelling, Composition and Standards Provisional

Common Framework was published on 9 October 2020.

 

The framework sets out arrangements for cooperation between the four UK governments for Nutrition Related Labelling, Composition and Standards policy.

 

The framework covers retained EU law on:

·         nutrition claims (such as claims that a product is low fat);

·         health claims (claims that a product is beneficial for health);

·         the addition of vitamins, minerals, and certain other substances to food (including fortified and enriched food);

·         food for specific groups (for infants or young children, people with medical conditions, or as diet replacement for weight loss); and

·         food supplements (such as vitamin tablets).

 

Evidence gathering

 

The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee considered the NLCS framework at its meeting on 15 October 2020.

 

On 23 October 2020 the Chair wrote to the Minister for Health and Social Services with a range of initial questions to initiate the scrutiny process. The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language responded on 9 November 2020, and gave evidence to the Committee at its meeting on 10 December 2020.

 

Output

 

On 20 January 2021 the Chair wrote to the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language to set out Committee’s view on the Nutrition Related Labelling, Composition and Standards Provisional Common Framework following initial scrutiny.

Business type: Common Framework

Status: Complete

First published: 22/02/2021

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