Policy - Rule book on declaration and labeling of packaged foodstuff

Date:
2004
Published by:
Official Gazette of Serbia and Montenegro
Published year:
2004
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
2004
Adopted by:
The Minister for Internal Economic Relations
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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Legislation Details

Article 29. The declaration of nutritive value means the tabelar presentation of energetic value and content of following ingredients: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibres, natrium as well and vitamins and minerals which are indicated in the Chart No. 2.

Article 30. The declaration of nutritive value is mandatory when the declaration contains one or more nutritive statements:

  • Low energy value – when the energy value is less than 170 kJ (40 kcal)/100 g, or less than 80 kJ (20 kcal)/100 ml;
  • Decreased energy value – when the energy value is decreased for at least 30% compared with the energy value for same or similar foodstuff;
  • Without energy value – when the energy value is less than 17 kJ (4 kcal)/100 ml.

In case of foodstuff which are naturally without energy value, the prefix “natural” may be used for this statement on nutritive value;

  • Low content of fat – when the content of fat is less than 3 g/100 g, or less than 1,5 g/100 ml;
  • Without fat –when the content of fat is less than 0,5 g/100 g or 100 ml;
  • Low content of saturate fat acids – when the content of saturated fat acids is less than 1,5 g/100 g or 0,75 g/100 ml, in both situations saturated fat acids may not provide more than 10% of energy value;
  • Without saturated fat acids – when the content of saturated fat acids is less than 0,1 g/100 g or 100 ml. In case of foodstuffs which naturally do not contain saturated fat acids, the prefix “natural” may be used for this statement on nutritive value;
  • Low content of saccharine –when the content of saccharine is less than 5 g/100 g or ml.
  • In case of foodstuffs which naturally have low content of saccharine, the prefix “natural” may be used for this statement on nutritive value: Without saccharine – when the content of saccharine is less than 0,5 g/100 g or ml.
  • In case of foodstuffs which naturally do not contain saccharine, the prefix “natural” may be used for this statement on nutritive value; - Without added saccharine – when the foodstuff doesn’t contain added mono or disaccharines or other sweet foodstuff for the purpose of sweetening; - Low content of natrium (salt) –when the content of natrium is less than 0,12 g/100 g or 100 ml, i.e. than the equivalent value for the kitchen salt (NaCl) in 100 g or 100 ml.
  • In case of foodstuffs which naturally contain low content of natrium, the prefix “natural” may be used for this statement on nutritive value;

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Article 31. The declaration of nutritive value is performed in one of following manners:

  1. The energy value: - of the quantity of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
  2. The energy value: - of the quantity of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, saccharins, saturated fat acids, fibres and natrium.
  3. The declaration of the nutritive value may contain the information on the quantity of one or more of following ingredients: farine, poliols, mono-non-saturated fat acids, poly-non-saturated fat acids, cholesterol, minerals and vitamins. When the declaration on nutritive value contains quantities of poly-non-saturated fat acids, i.e. cholesterol, then it is mandatory to indicate also the quantity of saturated fat acids although they are not mentioned in the nutritive statement.
Reference: 

WHO 2nd Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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