Labelling of sweets

The labelling of sweets is governed by the Food Labelling Regulations 1996. The sweets must be labelled with their true name, and an indication, if present, of any of the specified additives.

When sold to the consumer the required information must be marked on a label attached to the food, or on a label that can easily be seen and read by the purchaser. Care must be taken when using the descriptions 'flavour' or 'flavoured' as they have different meanings. In addition to this, the Cocoa and Chocolate Products Regulations 2003 list specific requirements concerning the compositional requirements of chocolate.

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