Fruit jams, jellies and marmalades

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



(2000), "Fruit jams, jellies and marmalades", British Food Journal, Vol. 102 No. 4.



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Fruit jams, jellies and marmalades

Fruit jams, jellies and marmalades

On the 16 March 2000, the Council reached a political agreement, subject to the re-consultation of the European Parliament, on a proposed Directive relating to fruit jams, jellies, marmalades and chestnut purée intended for human consumption.

The present text will replace, in particular, Council Directive 79/693/EEC relating to fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and chestnut purée. The proposed Directive lays down and updates common rules governing composition, including authorised colouring agents, sweeteners, and other additives, manufacturing specifications and labelling of the products concerned. It defines in great detail the products falling within its scope (jam, extra jam, jelly, extra jelly, marmalade, jelly marmalade and sweetened chestnut purée) and sets out the ingredients and raw materials which may be used in their manufacture. The text specifies the labelling conditions subject to which the general rules on labelling apply (Directive 79/112/EEC). Compliance with the proposed Directive is foreseen 18 months after its entry into force (20 days following publication of the text in the Official Journal) while prohibition of marketing for non-complying products is foreseen after 30 months after entry into force.

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