Around the World – EU: EU Court of Justice ruling on the labeling of vitamin formulas

On March 24, press release No. 51/22 of the Court of Justice of the European Union was published in relation to the judgment in case C-533/20 Upfield Hungary, which concludes that “the list of ingredients of a food containing a vitamin does not have to mention the specific vitamin formula used. It is sufficient to include an indication of the name of the vitamin on the label of the food”.

Around the World – EU: Monitoring the presence of furan and alkylfurans in food


  1. Member States should, with the active involvement of food business operators, monitor furan, 2-methylfuran and 3-methylfuran in food, in particular in coffee, jarred baby food (including baby food in containers, tubes and pouches), ready-to-eat soup, potato-based crisps, fruit juices, breakfast cereals, biscuits, crackers and crispbread.
  2. To ensure that the samples are representative, Member States should follow the sampling procedures laid down in part B of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 333/2007 Food business operators should also apply this sampling procedure or an equivalent sampling procedure, ensuring the sample is representative.
  3. For the analysis of furan, 2-methylfuran and 3-methylfuran in coffee and jarred baby food, Member States and food business operators should use a method that complies with the following criteria: