A case concerning the labelling of vitamins ended up before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Here, the question of how vitamins must be declared in the list of ingredients was examined.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the list of ingredients of a food containing a vitamin does not necessarily have to indicate the specific vitamin compound used. This refuted the view of the Hungarian authorities who had requested the name of the specific vitamin compound be used in the list of ingredients. This ruling means that food business operators are only obliged to indicate the common name of the vitamin contained in the food (e.g. Vitamin D, Vitamin A). The official legal name (e.g. cholecalciferol, retinyl acetate) does not have to be listed. If you have questions regarding ingredient or claim declaration, please do not hesitate to contact a&r for reliable assistance with the ingredient and label check of your product.