March 5, 2018

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Spain - Food control campaigns

Spanish Authorities set the food control campaigns for 2018
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The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) has scheduled for 2018 the national control campaigns to verify compliance with food regulations.

Specifically, the planned campaigns are the following:
General: Check font size on food labels.
Specific: Olive oil, with special attention to virgin and extra virgin olive oil: Labeling and analysis of the commercial category; Food "lactose free", "sugar free", "without salt or low in salt", "without preservatives, or dyes", etc; Gluten-free foods; Tuna sold in fillets and presented to the vacuum, special attention to desfrosted tuna (labeling and composition);  Chocolates: labeling, composition and verification of the declared percentage of cocoa;  Canned fish in olive oil: labeling, composition and identification of species in canned sardines and semi-preserved anchovies; Cured raw sausages, including smoked or smoke flavour; Packed bread: labeling and composition; Chips fried with olive oil; Prepared minced meat, burger meat and minced meat: labeling and identification of the species; Products of industrial pastries and cookies that indicate on the labeling mentions of fat reduction (low fat, light ...): labeling and nutritional determinations; Advertising in baby foods: voluntary health claims.

Source: Mérieux Nutrisciences Spain

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