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Food Information Regulation (LMIV)

The LMIV regulates in the European Union (EU) the labeling of food. It was adopted on 25 October 2011 as Regulation EU No. 1169/2011 and has been binding since December 13, 2014 in all member states. This replaced the old Food Labeling Ordinance (LMKV). The following information is not mandatory for wine: list of ingredients, nutrition declaration and Best before date (Use by date), even if this does not explicitly specify food law.

However, the following points are obligatory for wine: Indication of excipients which allergies and cause incompatibilities. These are sulphites sulphurous acid and allergenic substances (maximum quantities see there). Likewise, indication of the alcohol content relevant for beverages with more than 1.2% vol. for wine. Last but not least, the integrity of the information practice (general misleading ban) must be observed. For example, no health-related misleading terms such as diabetics wine or Health wine respectively.

See also under Wine labeling regulations, Further information on wine law is available under the keyword wine law, where at the end a list of other relevant keywords on the subject is included.

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