Food labels are the most direct means of communication between consumers and food industry. The European Union (EU) establishes labeling rules, designed to ensure complete and reliable consumer information on packaged food products and appropriate ways of using them. The Regulation 1169/2011/EC establishes the mandatory inclusion of “”nutrition declaration”” on packaged foods, determines the content of this declaration and regulates the manner of indicating on the label of Nutritional data, both mandatory and optional. The nutrition declaration must take mandatory energy value, protein, fat and saturated fat, carbohydrates, sugars and sodium (salt). It may also include cholesterol, starch, vitamins, trace elements etc. The energy value calculated from the carbohydrate values of fat, protein and dietary fiber.
Our R&D department offers food label auditing using a wide range of analyzes Nutritional information according to your needs. Corrective actions based on current legislations, theoretical values and analytical results of the product. We are able to determine all the necessary parameters for nutritional labeling of a product as well as to identify a series of additives and food preservatives. We can also help our customers develop successful clean label products using simple ingredients that consumers understand, free from chemical additives, minimally processed foods.
New Product Development
We provide full consultation on the development of innovative products and market trends.
- Shelf-life evaluation studies (Stability)
- “Clean” label products using simple ingredients that consumers understand, free from chemical additives, minimally processed foods.
- Development of functional food. The term “functional food” is increasingly being used for foods which, in addition to their nutritional function, seek to influence the major health-related, physiological parameters in consumers in a long-term and targeted manner. “Functional foods” are not nutrient concentrates like food additives but reach the market in typical food forms. Terms like “designer foods” or “nutraceuticals” are sometimes used as synonyms for “functional foods”
Nutritional value of food
With a balanced and varied diet, including a lot of fruit and vegetables, the healthy body is provided with all the nutrients it needs. Health risks triggered by nutrition can have different causes: individual dietary habits, malfunctions in the body, prompted by diseases such as metabolic disorders or allergies, or special life situations such as pregnancy or old-age. The desirable uptake to cover physiological needs, but also insufficient or excessive nutrient supply have to be taken into account:
An excessive supply of the three macro-nutrients carbohydrates, proteins, fats, in combination with a lack of exercise and an unbalanced energy balance increases, in the long run, the risk of metabolic disorders and chronic diseases such as hypertension, increased cholesterol content in blood, arteriosclerosis, type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
In the same way, both an insufficient and excessive supply of micro-nutrients, i.e. vitamins, minerals and trace elements, secondary plant substances can result in adverse health effects.
Legislation / Regulatory
Our R&D department offers consultation packages regarding exportation needs based on the regulations of the country. We specialize in exportations in People’s Republic of China and we are familiar with the Chinese legislation and customs clearance based on the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) national import and export commodity inspectional. AQSIQ is located in the port provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities as well as import and export of goods, distribution center and its affiliates CIQ (China inspection and Quarantine), responsible for the management of import and export commodities inspection area.
Certificates of Ingredients
Certificates of Analyses