Re: Chicken flavour vs Chicken flavoured
I thought it was fairly simple:
If it is chicken flavoured, it has been flavoured with real chicken.
If it is chicken flavour, it has made with something that isn't chicken, but tastes like it might have been.
Then I had a little run around Statutory instruments and got horribly confused, until I discovered
REGULATION (EU) No 1169/2011 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 25 October 2011
on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and
(EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission
Directive 87/250/EEC, Council Directive 90/496/EEC, Commission Directive 1999/10/EC,
Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Directives
2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Commission Regulation (EC) No 608/2004
where Article 7 (Fair information practices) states simply:
1. Food information shall not be misleading, particularly:
(d) by suggesting, by means of the appearance, the description or pictorial representations, the presence of a particular food or an ingredient, while in reality a component naturally present or an ingredient normally used in that food has been substituted with a different component or a different ingredient.
There is also this: UK GUIDANCE ON PICTORIAL REPRESENTATION RELATING TO FLAVOURINGS AND INGREDIENTS THAT DELIVER FLAVOUR
It discusses on page 6 'Flavoured' vs 'Flavour'
The term ‘X-flavoured’ should be used in the naming of a food or drink where that food or drink contains the food ingredient of flavour X or where the food or drink contains a flavouring derived from the food ingredient flavour of X.
1. Where ‘natural X flavouring’ is used; or
2. Where ‘natural X flavouring with other natural flavourings’
is used; or
3. Where ‘flavouring’ that is derived wholly or mainly from X flavour are used in the food/drink product.
The term ‘X-flavour’ should be used in the naming of a food or drink where that food or drink has the flavour of X but does not contain X.
1. Where ‘natural flavouring’ is used or;
2. Where ‘flavouring’ that is not derived wholly or mainly from X flavour is used in the food/drink product.
Which is what I thought in the first place, but I don't know what that opinion is based on.
It's not my area of expertise (if any is), and I don't want it to be!