Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)
Regions Affected
Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) P O Box: 2166 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Tel.: (+971) 2 403 2613 Fax: (+971) 2 671 0999 Email: esma@esma.ae Website: http://www.esma.ae
Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Draft of UAE Technical Regulation "Permitted Health and Nutrition Claims Made on Food and Their Conditions of Use"</p>
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1.1This standard relates to the use of nutrition and health claims in food labelling and, where required by the authorities having jurisdiction, in advertising.

1.2  This standard apply to all foods for which nutrition and health claims are made without prejudice to specific provisions under UAE standards or Guidelines relating to Foods for Special Dietary Uses and Foods for Special Medical Purposes.

1.3  This standard is intended to supplement the UAE General Guidelines on Claims and do not supersede any prohibitions contained therein.

1.4  Nutrition and health claims shall not be permitted for foods for infants and young children except where specifically provided for in relevant UAE standards or national legislation.

1.5  Nutrition claims should be consistent with national nutrition policy and support that policy. Only nutrition claims that support national nutrition policy should be allowed.



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Contact Details
Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) UAE TBT Enquiry Point Tel.: (+971) 2 403 2657 Fax: (+971) 2 671 5999 E-mail: uaetbt@esma.gov.ae Website: http://www.esma.gov.ae
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