On 30 July 2014, the European Commission adopted Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 828/2014 of 30 July 2014 on the requirements for the provision of information to consumers on the absence or reduced presence of gluten in food.
In this article, renowned food lawyer Mr. Luis González Vaqué seeks to analyse what is new in this Community legislation. To do so he first look briefly at Commission Regulation (EC) No 41/2009 of 20 January 2009 concerning the composition and labelling of foodstuffs suitable for people intolerant to gluten, especially because Implementing Regulation No. 828/2014 will only enter into force on 20 July 2016, and in the meantime the 2009 Regulation will continue to regulate information about the food in question.
He then summarises the Codex Alimentarius Standard for Foods for Special Dietary Use for Persons Intolerant to Gluten (CODEX STAN 118 – 1979). This Standard is mentioned in recital 12 of Commission Implementing Regulation No 828/2014, which states that “The Codex Standard for Foods for Special Dietary Use for Persons Intolerant to Gluten […] should be taken appropriately into consideration for the purposes of this Regulation”. Furthermore the Commission had already referred to this Standard in recital 11 of Regulation No 41/2009.
- celiac disease,