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#1 astro

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:18 AM

Hi

 

I am familiar with the FIR updates for retail but I was wondering if anybody has any advice on the following.

 

We are currently launching a new product (frozen prawns) in a carton to cash and carries. I was wondering if I am bound to apply nutritional information on this packaging as technically this is not retail but business to business.

 

Opinions would be very much appreciated on what is the requirements for imported prawn labelling requirements business to business.

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

I am not aware of the labeling difference in the UK, but for wholesale in the US is much easier than retail.  I am looking forward to hearing the answer from someone with a bit more knowledge in this area.


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#3 astro

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

Me too



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

The following products are exempted from mandatory nutrition labelling, except when a
nutrition or a health claim is made:
1. Unprocessed products that comprise a single ingredient or ca tegory of ingredients;
2. Processed products which the only processing they have been subjected to is maturing and that comprise a single ingredient or category of ingredients;
3. Waters intended for human consumption, including those where the only
added ingredients are carbon dioxide and/or flavourings;
4. A herb, a spice or mixtures thereof;
5. Salt and salt substitutes;
6. Table top sweeteners;
7. Coffee extracts and chicory extracts, whole or milled coffee beans and whole or
milled decaffeinated coffee beans;
8. Herbal and fruit infusions, tea, decaffeinated tea, instant or soluble tea or tea extract, decaffeinated instant or soluble tea or tea extract, which do not contain other added ingredients than flavourings which do not modify the nutritional value of the tea;
9. Fermented vinegars and substitutes for vinegar, including those where the only added ingredients are flavourings;
10. Flavourings;
11. Food additives;
12. Processing aids;
13. Food enzymes;
14. Gelatine;
15. Jam setting compounds;
16. Yeast;
17. Chewing-gums;
18. Food in packaging or containers the largest surface of which has an area of less than 25 cm2
19. Food, including handcrafted food, directly supplied by the manufacturer of small quantities of products to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer;
20. Alcoholic beverages (containing more than 1.2% alcohol);
21. Non-prepacked foods (unless national measures require it).


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:21 AM

Hi,

 

Refer this link

 

http://ec.europa.eu/...169-2011_en.pdf

 

Regards,

 

Shabina



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:31 AM

Dear astro,

 

Not my field but i can suggest you to do a little searching for "fir", "fic" (will probably be a lot of hits unfortunately).

 

There has been substantial (UK from memory) discussion on this topic previously. Specifically for shrimp cannot remember.

 

Rgds / Charles.C


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

Hi

The points raised about exemptions for the nutritional labelling are correct.

But business to business is not part of the mandatory labelling requirements.

You need to put on the pack sufficient information to identify the product and traceability

The other information can be supplied to the customer in the form of "trade documents" e.g. specifications that are supplied either prior to or with the delivery.

 

You have a requirement to supply your customer with all the information they need in order for them, to meet their statutory obligations.

Basically you will need to provide a specification rather than a label that includes all the information your customer needs.

This will include nutritional information.

 

However what is the C&C doing with the product? if it is on sale to the public, then you have pre-packed product and the FICR requirements will apply.

 

You also need to check the requirements for export from the supplying country.

The country of origin needs to be displayed and if the prawns are 'caught' or 'farmed'

e.g. if you import from Vietnam then local legislation says you must have the species name on the product for export.

 

The key question is who will be buying the product?

When you sell into a supermarket you don't treat it as a business to business product.

 

Hope this helps.

If you are based in Wales there is a series of one day training courses on food labelling for food companies being run with funding from the Government.

 

rdgs

Ian



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

Hi

 

I fully agree with Ian R.

The new FIR 1169/2011/EC (as the existing legislation) covers a part for "pure" B2B. In our case, we do no have such a "pure" B2B, but also Cash&Carry. If you are not able to exclude other routes of distribution...

 

Rgds

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#9 astro

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:11 AM

Thanks people, getting others opinions help






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