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Parliamentary questions
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1 February 2019
Question for written answer E-000599-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Philippe Juvin (PPE)

 Subject:  Nutrition and health claims and lack of rules on ‘detox’ labelling
 Answer in writing 

Regulation No 1924/2006 of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods specifies the claims that can be used on labels for food sold in the EU. The regulation aims to ensure that labelling is not false, ambiguous or misleading and that it does not skew consumers’ decisions.

However, labelling using the term ‘detox’ is not covered by any rules and could be misleading for consumers; it suggests or implies that eating a certain type of food can significantly reduce the risk of illness. On that basis, claims of this kind should perhaps be included in the annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Will the Commission include the marketing term ‘detox’ within the scope of the regulation on nutrition and health claims, or will it bring forward new legislation to regulate its use?

Original language of question: FR 
Last updated: 14 February 2019Legal notice