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Food Information Regulation (LMIV)

The LMIV regulates in the European Union (EU) food labeling. She was named on October 25, 2011 EU regulation No. 1169/2011 passed and has been binding in all member states since December 13, 2014. This replaced the old food labeling regulation (LMKV). With reference to Regulation No. 178/2002, food is "any substance or product that is intended or that can reasonably be expected to be ingested, partially processed or unprocessed by humans." It will named a few exceptions, Wine however, does not fall under these exceptions. Conversely, this means that the new food information regulation must also be applied to wines.

However, the following information is not mandatory for wine: list of ingredients, Nutrition declaration and Best before date (Date of use), even if this is not expressly specified in food law. However, the following points are mandatory for wine: Indication of the auxiliary substances Allergies and trigger intolerance. These are sulfites sulphurous acid and allergenic substances (for maximum quantities see there). It is also an indication of Alcohol content relevant for drinks with more than 1.2% vol for wine. Last but not least, the fairness of information practice (general misleading ban) must be observed. For example, health-related misleading names such as Diabetic wine or Health wine respectively.

See also under Wine designation law. There is more information on wine law, especially under the keyword Wine Law, where at the end there is a list of other relevant keywords on the topic.

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