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Food Information Implementation Ordinance (LMIDV).

Type of law
Date of original text

The purpose of the present Ordinance is to implement the Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers. The Ordinance lays down general principles governing the right of consumers to information, with particular regard to food labelling. These provisions apply to business operators at all stages of the food chain, where their activities concern the provision of food information to consumers. The text consists of the following articles: Sphere of application (1); General requirements for marking of food (2); Special marking requirement for pre-packed food (3); Special marking requirements for non-pre-packed food (4); Extended nutritional labeling (4a); Origin labeling for unpackaged fresh, chilled, and frozen pork, sheep, goat, and poultry meat (4b); Ban on placing on the marketing and marketing (5); Offences and administrative offences (6); and Transitional provision (7).
Long title of text
Ordinance implementing EU provisions concerning food information to consumers.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of the Food Information Implementation Ordinance as of 03 August 2023 (BGBI. 2023 I Nr. 209).
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, No. 45, 12 July 2017, pp. 2272-2276.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Verordnung zur Durchf hrung unionsrechtlicher Vorschriften betreffend die Information der Verbraucher ber Lebensmittel (Lebensmittelinformations-Durchf hrungsverordnung - LMIDV).