Guidelines and helpnotes are compiled by CLEAR CHECK and the Advisers of the HFMA as an aid to understanding the requirements of relevant legislation.

Guidelines Available to Non-Members:

Guidelines Available to HFMA Members:

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  • Best practice standard for food supplements providing bacterial strains
  • Calculation of vitamins EC Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims
  • Composition of food supplements
  • Contaminants in food supplements
  • EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation
  • Flavourings, definitions, use of natural
  • Food additives categories, FIC Annex VII Part C
  • Food labelling
  • Food law definitions (selection)
  • Food supplements, claims
  • Food supplements, consumer advertising reminders
  • Food supplements ingredients listing & product information layout
  • Food supplements labelling
  • Foods for sportspeople
  • Foods with added vitamins, minerals & other substances
  • Free from claims
  • GM Free & non-GMO claims
  • HFMA guidelines for maximum nutrient supplement levels
  • Ingredients listing, foods & food supplements
  • Labelling statements relating to absence or reduced presence of gluten
  • Labelling of glucosamine containing food supplements
  • Labelling of food supplements providing phytosterols-phytostanols
  • Labelling requirements for six artificial colours
  • Mandatory & voluntary label statements & cautions, food supplements
  • MHRA final determination and urgent notices
  • Minimum font size EU Reg 1169/2011
  • Nutrient definitions for nutrition labelling
  • Nutrition labelling energy conversion factors
  • Nutrition Labelling for Food
  • Omission of certain ingredients from an ingredients list
  • Vitamin & mineral advisory statements for food supplements
  • Vitamin & mineral reference intakes (NRVs)
  • Vitamin A levels in food supplements
  • Vitamins, minerals & sources permitted in food supplements
  • Quantity marking
  • Herbs in the UK THR registrations
  • Cosmetic products
  • Access to information, EU UK legislation
  • Access to information, UK Legislation

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Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards, who are the HFMA’s Primary Authority, have assessed the CLEAR CHECK service for its food standards support and concluded:

“… that their activities are organised to ensure … a high level of quality in compliance services which include: advice; checks on labels and advertising; and training.”
Furthermore, concluding:

“The quality level has been independently reviewed and in our opinion is likely to provide users of those services with a defence of ‘having taken all reasonable precations and exercised all due diligence’…”

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