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Food Labelling Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (S.S.I. No. 578 of 2003).

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These Regulations: (a) update references in the 1996 Regulations to Council Directive 79/112/EEC which was consolidated by Council Directive 2000/13/EC, as amended (regs. 3 and 4); (b) introduce a requirement that quinine and caffeine added to or used in food as a flavouring be identified by name in the list of ingredients (reg. 5); (c) introduce a requirement that drinks containing a high level of caffeine (above 150mg per litre) be marked as such and with a declaration of the caffeine content (in mg per 100 mls), except where "coffee" or "tea" is part of the name of the food (reg. 6); (d) provide a transitional period for these labelling requirements (reg. 7).
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Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 27 November 2003.
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