Consumers will know what ingredients are in the products they ordered at the restaurant and what additives were used, according to an order of the president of the National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANPC), Horia Constantinescu, published in the Official Gazette. Thus, any ingredient exceeding 20g must be displayed on the label, menu listings and websites, in the case of online orders.
The goal is for every consumer to know exactly which ingredients and in what proportion are in the dishes they order at the restaurant, reports ANPC.
We have the right to know what and how much we eat and whether the alleged natural taste does not somehow come from additives. The initiative of this order belongs to the consumers, whom we listened to, and was developed at the level of the Authority. I believe that we are not talking about the courage to sign, but about the responsibility towards consumers”, said Horia Constantinescu, ANPC president.
Restaurants, fast food establishments and all other types of public catering establishments must provide customers with information about:
- the type and quantity exceeding 20 g of the constituent compound ingredients of the finished product/food supplied,
- the nutritional declaration, namely the energy value and the amounts of fat, saturated fatty acids, sugars and salt.
- the additives used.
The information must be available and accessible directly at the point of sale/offering of this/this product/food or, in the case of distance marketing, before the order is finalised. Specifically, they must be written in a visible, easily accessible, legible, indelible place and must not be hidden by other written or photographic material, next to the product, on a panel/menu.
If the finished products/meals provided by collective catering establishments are offered for sale in several different places within the same establishment, this information is presented to the consumer at each of these places.
In the case of home-delivered meals, the information must be stated on the distance selling medium, on the price tag or transport packaging, as well as in any advertising material.
The order of the president of the National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANPC), Horia Constantinescu, was published in the Official Gazette.
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