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Labelling of food

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you sell pre-packaged foods in the Netherlands, you must make sure the label contains information in Dutch among others about the product name, ingredients, the net quantity and the minimum best-before date or latest consumption date. This information must be available online as well.

Information on allergens in the Food and Catering sector

If you operate a business in the food and catering sector, you must provide your customers with adequate information on all food allergens used in the products you sell. However, you are free to choose how to inform your customers.

Health and nutrition claims

You must comply with certain rules if you launch a foodstuff and make any claims regarding its nutritional value, benefit to health or medical advantages. The rules differ per claim and per product. You can obtain information about claims from the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety AuthorityExternal link (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit, NVWA).

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency