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04/07/2006

The EU Confederation of Food and Drink Industries (CIAA) unveils voluntary labelling scheme

At the time when an EU Directive to enforce nutritional labelling is being considered by the EU's legislative bodies, CIAA – the EU Confederation of Food and Drink Industries - has announced last 4 July an agreement on a voluntary Scheme for providing nutrition labelling on drinks sold in the EU . The labels will include nutrients, nutrition content per drink and guidelines for daily amounts (GDAs).

The Nutrition Labelling Scheme is recommended by CIAA as a voluntary system that food and drink companies in the EU can work towards implementing on product labels over time. The labels will include nutrients, nutrition content per drink and guidelines for daily amounts (GDAs).

The full text of CIAA's Nutrition Labelling Recommendation can be found on: http://www.ciaa.be/documents/press_releases/CIAA_Nut_recommendation.pdf