SZNS –GL CODEX STAN 23:1997 Guidelines for Use of Nutrition and Health Claims

L146.03

1. Scope

1.1 These guidelines relate to the use of nutrition and health claims in food labelling and, where required by the authorities having jurisdiction, in advertising1.

1.2 These guidelines apply to all foods for which nutrition and health claims are made without prejudice to specific provisions under Codex standards or Guidelines relating to Foods for Special Dietary Uses and Foods for

Special Medical Purposes.

1.3 These guidelines are intended to supplement the Codex General Guidelines on Claims and do not supersede any prohibitions contained therein.

1.4 Nutrition and health claims shall not be permitted for foods for infants and young children except where specifically provided for in relevant Codex standards or national legislation.

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Contents

  1. Scope………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

2 Definitions. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2

  1. Nutrition Labelling…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
  2. Nutrition Claims………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
  3. Nutrient Content Claims…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
  4. Comparative Claims…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5
  5. Non-Addition Claims………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

7.1 Non-Addition of Sugars. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5

7.2 Non-Addition of Sodium Salts………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6

7.3 Additional Conditions……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6

  1. Health Claims…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
  2. Claims Related To Dietary Guidelines Or Healthy Diets……………………………………………………………………….. 7

Annex………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9