Last December, the new E.U. regulation n°1169/2011, commonly referred to as INCO (Information to Consumers), was put in place. The regulation, effective for manufacturers, retailers and food services has already led to significant changes in what consumers know about the food they buy.
The objective of the regulation is to ensure a high level of consumer protection, to simplify and modernize legislation, and to harmonize the national legislation currently in force. This regulation goes beyond labeling.