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Categories:
Consumer Law
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to inform the listener of the major changes that have been brought in by the Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims Made on Foods. It aims to provide the listener with clear legal definitions of the new tests that are to be used, and gives the listener useful illustrations of what this will mean for the types of claims that will now be permitted. Moreover, this podcast aims to give the listener useful guidance as to framing a permitted claim under the Regulation.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the major changes that the Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims Made on Foods has made to how foods are marketed;
  • Have an awareness of how this contrasts with the previous system of regulating claims on foods;
  • Understand the types of claims that are now likely to be permitted, and those that are now likely to be disallowed;
  • Be aware of the major criticisms of the Regulation, and how it could be improved.
Level:
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of 20 December 2006 on Nutrition and Health Claims Made on Foods.

This podcast considers the changes made to the way food is marketed by the EU Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims Made on Foods. The podcast describes the new legal regime that governs the types of claims that may now be made, and contrasts this with the previous situation under English law. Further, the speaker gives practical advice on what type of claims are now permitted, and what types of claims should be avoided.

Podcast added: 27/07/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-30

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