Guidance

  • For C, online disclosure includes publicly accessible websites (desktop or mobile) as well as making ingredient information electronically available at shelf (e.g., via SmartLabel, QR code, or mobile apps).  Electronic disclosure via these means must occur through manufacturer-based efforts and not via third party websites or services.


Resources

Grocery Manufacturer’s Association - SmartLabel™: SmartLabel™ provides a standardized approach for the ingredient disclosure of food, home, and personal care products to consumers. Ingredient information is accessible via manufacturer-based websites, QR codes on packages, or from the SmartLabel™ website.


Definitions

Nanomaterial: Nanomaterials are defined according to the Commission Recommendation of 18 October 2011 on the definition of nanomaterial (2011/696/EU) as “A natural, incidental or manufactured material containing particles, in an unbound state or as an aggregate or as an agglomerate and where, for 50% or more of the particles in the number size distribution, one or more external dimensions is in the size range 1 nm - 100 nm.  In specific cases and where warranted by concerns for the environment, health, safety or competitiveness the number size distribution threshold of 50% may be replaced by a threshold between 1 and 50%. By derogation from the above, fullerenes, graphene flakes and single wall carbon nanotubes with one or more external dimensions below 1 nm should be considered as nanomaterials."


Public disclosure: The act of making information available and readily accessible to consumers.