On The Labelling Of The Nutritional Value Of Foods

Original Language Title: o označování výživové hodnoty potravin

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450/2004 Sb.


of 21 April 2004. July 2004

on the labelling of the nutritional value of foods

Change: 330/2009 Sb.

The Ministry of health shall lay down according to the § 19 paragraph. 1 (a). (d)) of the Act

No. 110/1997 Coll. on foodstuffs and tobacco products and about the change and

addition of related laws, as amended by law No 306/2000

Coll. and Act No. 146/2002 Coll. (hereinafter the "Act"):

§ 1

(1) this Ordinance shall in accordance with the law of the European Communities ^ 1)

the method of calculation and the labelling of nutritional values of food (nutrition)

put into circulation to the ultimate consumer or intended for the device


(2) this Ordinance shall not apply to

and bottled water), which regulates the special legal regulation ^ 2)

b) dietary supplements, special legislation which regulates ^ 3),

c) foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses covered by a specific legal

prescription ^ 4).

§ 2

For the purposes of this Decree:

and nutritional value labelling)-all the information to be provided on the packaging indicating the

1. the energy value,

2. nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, sodium, vitamins

or mineral substances, listed in the annex, occurring in the food in

significant quantities; a significant amount of means the value of vitamins and

mineral substances is higher than 15% of the recommended daily dose in 100 g or

in 100 ml of the food or in the same package or individual serving of the food.

The recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals are set out in

the annex,

(b) the nutrition claim-claim), as is stated in the law ^ 5),

(c) the protein or protein) in the foodstuff-total nitrogen

determined by Kjeldahl method × 6,25 ^ 6)

(d)) sacharidem-any carbohydrate which is metabolized by man,

including the polybasic alcohols (polyols)

e) sugars-all present in the foodstuff Monosaccharides and disaccharides without


(f))-the total lipids, fats, including phospholipids,

g) saturated fatty acids – fatty acids without double bond;

h) mono-fatty acids fatty acids with one

cis double bond,

I)-polynenasycenými fatty acids fatty acids with two or

more of the alkene, which are separate links of cis, cis-methylene

the group,

j) fiber-polysaccharides with three or more drives, monomerními

that are not digested or absorbed by the small intestine of man,

belonging to groups

1. edible polysaccharides of naturally occurring in received food,

2. edible polysaccharides, which have been obtained from the food raw materials

physical, enzymatic or chemical means and which have

a beneficial physiological effect as proven by generally accepted scientific

knowledge, or

3. edible polysaccharides, which have beneficial physiological effect

as proven by generally accepted scientific knowledge,

the average value-value), which most appropriately reflects the amount

the nutrients in the food, with regard to the changes of the annual period, consumer

practices and other factors that may cause fluctuations in the current


§ 3

Nutrition claims may relate only to the energy value, nutrients

referred to in section 2 (a). and) point 2 and substances that belong to a certain group

these nutrients or their components.

§ 4

(1) the energy value shall be calculated using the following conversion

coefficients for 1 g of the substance:

and) carbohydrates, except polyols 17 kJ = 4 kcal

(b)) polyols 2.4 kcal kJ = 10

(c)) 17 kJ protein = 4 kcal

(d)), fats (triglycerides) 37 kJ = 9 kcal

e) alcohol 29 kJ = 7 kcal

f) organic acids 13 kJ = 3 kcal

g) fibre 8 kJ = 2 kcal

h) erythritol 0 kJ = 0 kcal.

(2) the conversion rate for the salatrimy, which means the fats

energy-reduced foods sorted between the new type, shall be

for 1 gram of a substance as follows:

salatrimy 25 kJ-6 kcal.

§ 5

Placing the nutritional value is saved in the cases provided for by law ^ 7)

. If it is in the labelling of the food put into circulation, when

the presentation and the food menu or in advertising, with the exception of the General

targeted advertising, stated nutritional claims, then the marketing

the nutritional value is mandatory.

§ 6

(1) indicates the nutritional value, the information to be

Group 1 or group 2, and in this order:

and group 1)

1. the energy value,

2. the content of protein, carbohydrate and fat,

(b)) Group 2

1. the energy value,

2. the content of protein, carbohydrate, sugars, fat, saturated fatty acids,

fibre and sodium.

(2) If a nutrition claim is made for sugars, saturated fatty

acids, fibre or sodium, the information to be given under the provisions of

Group 2. In other cases, labelling the nutritional values of the controls

According to group 1.

(3) nutritional value Labelling may also include the following:

and starch),

(b)) polyols,

(c)), monounsaturated fatty acids (monounsaturated),

d) polyunsaturated fatty acids (polyenové),

(e)), cholesterol,

(f)) of the minerals and vitamins listed in the annex present in the foodstuff

in significant quantities [section 2 (b), point 2)].

(4) If a nutrition claim is putting the substances or their

folders that belong to some of the categories of nutrients referred to in paragraphs 1 and 3,

mandatory. If the contents of polyunsaturated (polyenových),

monounsaturated (monoenových) fatty acids and cholesterol, must

also be given content in saturated fatty acids.

section 7 of the

(1) Where are listed free sugars, polyols or starch, follow these

the data immediately after the information about the carbohydrate content in this arrangement and

in the following units:

carbohydrates (g)

from them:

and) sugars (g)

(b)) polyols g

c) starch (g).

(2) where the amount or type of fatty acids and the value of the

cholesterol, the following information must appear immediately after the particulars of the

the content of the total fats in this arrangement:

tuk g

from him:

and) saturated fatty acids (g)

(b)), monounsaturated fatty acids (g)

c) polyunsaturated fatty acids (g)

d) cholesterol mg.

§ 8

(1) details of the energy value and nutrients or their components must

be expressed numerically. While these units are used:

and energy value)-kJ and kcal

b) protein-g

c) carbohydrate-g

d) tuk - g

e) fibre-g

(f)) sodium (g)

g) cholesterol-mg

h) vitamins and minerals-mg or drive

referred to in the annex.

(2) the information must be given for 100 g or 100 ml of the food for the. These

the data can also be relative to dose, the quantity served is

indicated, or one serving, if their number is given in one

packaging. Information on vitamins and minerals shall also be expressed as

as a percentage of the recommended daily allowance, referred to in the annex. For vitamins and

minerals with their quantities in food indicates on the cover only

in the event that this amount exceeds the value of 15% of the total recommended

the daily dose. Data on the percentage of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and

minerals can be executed and graphically.

(3) the amounts mentioned must relate to the foodstuff in the State in which the

is put into circulation or, if appropriate, to the food prepared

for consumption according to the manufacturer's instructions. The instructions must be attached to the product and

must contain detailed instructions for this preparation.

§ 9

The values referred to in sections 7 and 8 shall be stated as the average, based on the

the results:

and the manufacturer's analysis of the food),

(b) the known or current) calculation of average values of the ingredients used


(c)) calculation using the generally accepted data or scientific knowledge.

§ 10

(1) the information referred to in this Decree shall be specified on the packaging for the

consumers listed in one place in the table with the assigned number

values. Where space on the packaging does state that the information in the

linear form. Print these data must be made legibly and

indelible and must be located in a conspicuous place, not

Additionally, change the přelepovat or obscure.

(2) the information shall be given in the Czech language. This provision does not preclude the

putting data in multiple languages.

§ 11

Repealed the Decree No. 293/1997 Coll. on the method of calculation and marketing

the nutritional value of food (nutrition) and the marking information on the possible

adversely impacting health.

§ 12

This Decree shall take effect on 1 January 2005. August 2004.


Mudr. Kubinyi, Ph.d. in r.


The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamins and minerals


| Vitamin or mineral substance | The recommended daily dose |


| Vitamin A | 800 mikrog |

| Thiamin (vitamin B1) | 1.1 mg |

| Riboflavin (vitamin B2) | 1.4 mg |

| Vitamin B6 | 1.4 mg |

| Vitamin B12 | 2.5 mikrog |

| Pantothenic acid | 6 mg |

| Vitamin C | 80 mg |

| Vitamin D | 5 mikrog |

| Vitamin E | 12 mg |
| Vitamin K | 75 mikrog |

| Biotin | 50 mikrog |

| Folic acid | 200 mikrog |

| Niacin | 16 mg |

| Potassium | 2000 mg |

| Phosphorus | 700 mg |

| Fluoride | 3.5 mg |

| Magnesium | 375 mg |

| Chlorides | 800 mg |

| Chrome | 40 mikrog |

| Jód | 150 mikrog |

| Mangan | 2 mg |

| Měď | 1 mg |

| Molybdenum | 50 mikrog |

| Selenium | 55 mikrog |

| Calcium | 800 mg |

| Zinc | 10 mg |

| Iron | 14 mg |


Selected provisions of the novel

Article. (II) Decree No 330/2009 Sb.

The transitional provisions of the

Foods that do not indicate the values in accordance with section 4, paragraph 4. 1 and

Annex No 4 to this Decree, may be placed on the market until 31 December 2004. October


1) Council Directive 90/496/EEC of 24 June 1993. September 1990 on nutrition labelling


Commission Directive 2003/120/EC of 5 July 2004. December 2003, amending the

Council Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling of foodstuffs.

Commission Directive 2008/110/EC of 28 June 1999. October 2008 amending

Council Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling of foodstuffs as regards the

the recommended daily allowance, the conversion factors for energy value and

the definition of.

2) Decree No. 292/1997 Coll., on requirements for health and safety

bottled water and how to edit them, as amended by Decree No. 241/1998

Coll. and Decree No. 465/2000 Sb.

3) Decree No. 446/2004 Coll., laying down the requirements for Add-ons

diet and feeding on the enrichment of food supplements.

4) Decree No 54/2004 Coll. on foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses.

5 § 2 (b)). w) Act No. 110/1997 Coll. on foodstuffs and tobacco

products and amending and supplementing certain related laws, as amended by

Act No. 306/2000 Sb.

6) ISO 1871 Agricultural and food products. General guidelines for

determination of nitrogen according to the Kjeldahl method.

7) section 6 (1). 1 (a). m) Act No. 110/1997 Coll., as amended by Act No.

306/2000 Sb.

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