Presentation of the Implementation of the new European Union legislation on the labeling and presentation of wine products
Following our previous information, dated July 4, 2023, regarding the implementation of the new European Union legislation on the labeling and presentation of wine products, the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment and the Cyprus Wine Association (CWA), organizes a Workshop to inform winemakers about their obligations under the new legislation.
The presentation will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 11:00 at the presentation hall of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at 170 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue.
Interested parties are kindly requested to register by clicking here. Attached is the agenda of the presentation in which you can see the topics that will be discussed.
On December 8, 2023, a new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2021/2117 enters into force, which makes some significant changes regarding the labeling of wine products (wines).
In particular, the new provisions impose additional mandatory particulars that should appear in the same visual field and in the same font size as the other mandatory particulars. These indications concern the nutrition declaration, the list of ingredients, and the date of minimum durability and use-by date.
In addition, the list of ingredients must be included on the packaging or label which should be displayed in the same visual field and in the same font size as the other mandatory indications, in the form of an electronic QR code (Quick Response code) or equivalent (2D ή 1D). The QR code, when scanned, should refer to a website that only lists the ingredients without including any other information intended for sale or marketing, or information gathering. The website to which the user will be referred may additionally include a complete nutrition declaration, in addition to simply indicating the energy value.
The CCCI, in order to help you implement your obligations, has created an online platform on which those affected can register to upload the data required by the Regulation. The CCCI will also provide the QR codes for each of the products that fall under this obligation.
For more information please contact the CCCI at telephone number 22889748.