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Order No. 913 on the use and application of the Key-Hole labeling.

Type of law

This Order sets regulations on the volounter labelling of food with the Key-hole symbol, which application emphasizes a better food choice with regard to fat, sugars, salt and dietary fiber contents in food. Sweeteners (food additives) and novel foods or novel food ingredients, containing equivalent sweetening properties may not be used in keyhole-labeled food. Oil and other fat utilized in keyhole-labeled food must not contain more than 2g of industrially produced trans fatty acids for each 100g of oil and/or fat. Certified eateries receive an inspection on annual basis and to determine whether they meet all conditions for the appliation of the label. These eateries pay an annual afee to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration to cover all costs associated with the operation and control of the Keyhole label use.
The Order consists of 9 Chapters and 10 Appendices: Scope (1); Keyhole label (2); Definitions (3); General conditions for use of Keyhole label (4); Application to pre-packaged food (5); Application to non-prepacked food (6); Application to eateries (7); Application to recipes (8); Penalty and entry into force (9).
Appendix 1 - Keyhole label graphics.
Appendix 2 - Food to be traded with Keyhole label.
Appendix 3 - Keyhole label at eateries - Bread and cold cuts in self-service or buffet.
Appendix 4 - Keyhole label at eateries - Salad from self-service or buffet.
Appendix 5 - Keyhole lable at eateries - Breakfast.
Appendix 6 - Keyhole lable at eateries - Marketing of Keyhole label in eateries.
Appendix 7 - Keyhole lable at eateries - Competencies for Keyhole labels.
Appendix 8 - Keyhole at eateries - Conceptual eateries.
Appendix 9 - Keyhole lable at eateries - Certified eateries payment to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA). Appendix 10 Requirements for keyhole symbol recipes
Appendix 10 - Criteria for keyhole symbol on recepies.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
6 July 2013.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om anvendelse af N glehulsm rket.