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Labelling of foodstuffs Information provision

Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (Food Information Regulation -LMIV), which has been in force since 13.12.2014, ensures that uniform and clear labelling requirements apply to food businesses throughout the EU and that consumers are comprehensively informed when buying food.

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has compiled the most important innovations and basic information on its website.

What else should I know?

This rule does not apply to activities such as the occasional handling and delivery of food, the serving of meals and the sale of food by private individuals (e.g. in the context of a cake bazaar or a "everyone brings something" buffet), at charity events or at local meetings (street, school and church festivals). In these cases, the individual products do not have to be labelled with allergens. Rather, the prerequisite is a commercial/entrepreneurial activity.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection


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competent Bodies

Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV)
Postal address: Post Office Box 14 02 70, 53107 Bonn, Stadt
Address: Wilhelmstraße 54, 10117 Berlin, Stadt
Address: Rochusstraße 1, 53123 Bonn, Stadt
Postal address: 11055 Berlin, Stadt
Telephone: +49 30 18529-0
Telephone: +49 228 99529-0
Fax: +49 30 18529-3179
Fax: +49 228 99529-3179

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)