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25 May 2012


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II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 of 16 May 2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health ( 1 )

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 433/2012 of 23 May 2012 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down a scheme of control and enforcement applicable in the area covered by the Convention on future multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

25.5.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 136/1


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 432/2012

of 16 May 2012

establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, health claims made on foods are prohibited unless they are authorised by the Commission in accordance with that Regulation and included in a list of permitted claims.

(2)

Article 13(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 provides that Member States shall submit national lists of health claims made on foods, as referred to in Article 13(1) of that Regulation to the Commission, by 31 January 2008 at the latest. The national lists of claims must be accompanied by the conditions applying to them and by references to the relevant scientific justification.

(3)

Article 13(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 provides that, after consulting the European Food Safety Authority (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Authority’), the Commission shall adopt a list of permitted health claims made on foods, as referred to in Article 13(1) of that Regulation, and all necessary conditions for the use of those claims by 31 January 2010 at the latest.

(4)

On 31 January 2008 the Commission received lists with more than 44 000 health claims from the Member States. An examination of the national lists showed that due to many duplications and following discussions with Member States, it was necessary to compile the national lists into a consolidated list of the claims for which the Authority should give scientific advice, hereinafter referred to as the ‘consolidated list’ (2).

(5)

On 24 July 2008, the Commission formally transmitted to the Authority the request for a scientific opinion pursuant to Article 13(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, together with terms of reference and a first part of the consolidated list. Subsequent parts of the consolidated list were transmitted in November and December 2008. The consolidated list was finalised by the Commission by an addendum, which was forwarded to the Authority on 12 March 2010. Some claims in the consolidated list were subsequently withdrawn by Member States before their evaluation by the Authority. The scientific evaluation by the Authority concluded in the publication of its opinions between October 2009 and July 2011 (3).

(6)

In its evaluation the Authority found that some submissions covered different claimed effects or brought together the same claimed effect. Therefore, a health claim considered in this Regulation may represent one or more of the entries on the consolidated list.

(7)

For a number of health claims the Authority concluded that, on the basis of the data submitted, a cause and effect relationship has been established between a food category, a food or one of its constituents and the claimed effect. Health claims corresponding to those conclusions and complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 should be authorised under Article 13(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and included in a list of permitted claims.

(8)

Article 13(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 provides that permitted health claims must be accompanied with all necessary conditions (including restrictions) for their use. Accordingly, the list of permitted claims should include the wording of the claims and specific conditions of use of the claims, and where applicable, conditions or restrictions of use and/or an additional statement or warning, in accordance with the rules laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 and in line with the opinions of the Authority.

(9)

One of the objectives of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 is to ensure that health claims are truthful, clear, reliable and useful to the consumer. In that respect, the wording and presentation of such claims have to be taken into account. Where the wording of claims has the same meaning for consumers as that of a permitted health claim, because it demonstrates the same relationship that exists between a food category, a food or one of its constituents and health, the claims should be subject to the same conditions of use indicated for the permitted health claims.

(10)

The Commission has identified a number of claims submitted for evaluation, referring to effects of plant or herbal substances, commonly known as ‘botanical’ substances, for which the Authority has yet to complete a scientific evaluation. In addition, there are a number of health claims for which either a further evaluation is required before the Commission is able to consider their inclusion or otherwise in the list of permitted claims, or which have been evaluated, but due to other legitimate factors consideration cannot be completed by the Commission at this time.

(11)

Claims whose evaluation by the Authority or whose consideration by the Commission has not yet been completed will be published on the website of the Commission (4) and may continue to be used pursuant to Article 28(5) and (6) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

(12)

Pursuant to Articles 6(1) and 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 health claims need to be based on generally accepted scientific evidence. Accordingly, health claims that did not receive a favourable assessment on their scientific substantiation by the Authority, as it was not concluded that a cause and effect relationship had been established between a food category, a food or one of its constituents and the claimed effect, should not be authorised. Authorisation may also legitimately be withheld if health claims do not comply with other general and specific requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, even in the case of a favourable scientific assessment by the Authority. Health claims inconsistent with generally accepted nutrition and health principles should not be made. The Authority concluded that for one claim (5) on the effect of fats on the normal absorption of fat soluble vitamins and another claim (6) on the effect of sodium on the maintenance of normal muscle function a cause and effect relationship has been established. However, the use of these health claims would convey a conflicting and confusing message to consumers, because it would encourage consumption of those nutrients for which, on the basis of generally accepted scientific advice, European, national and international authorities inform the consumer that their intake should be reduced. Therefore, these two claims do not comply with point (a) of the second paragraph of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 which foresees that the use of claims shall not be ambiguous or misleading. Furthermore, even if the health claims concerned were to be authorised only under specific conditions of use and/or accompanied by additional statements or warnings, it would not be sufficient to alleviate the confusion of the consumer, and consequently the claims should not be authorised.

(13)

This Regulation should apply six months after the date of its entry into force to enable food business operators to adapt to its requirements, including the prohibition according to Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of those health claims whose evaluation by the Authority and whose consideration by the Commission has been completed.

(14)

Article 20(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 provides for the Commission to establish and maintain a Union Register of nutrition and health claims made on foods, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Register’. The Register will contain all the authorised claims and, inter alia, the conditions of use applying to them. The Register will also contain a list of rejected health claims and the reasons for their rejection.

(15)

Health claims that have been withdrawn by the Member States will not be included in the list of rejected claims in the Union Register. The Register will be updated periodically and, as the case may be, following progress on health claims for which the evaluation by the Authority and/or consideration by the Commission has not yet been completed.

(16)

Comments and positions from the members of the public and interested stakeholders, received by the Commission have been adequately considered when setting the measures provided for in this Regulation.

(17)

The addition of substances to or the use of substances in foodstuffs is governed by specific Union and national legislation, as is the classification of products as foodstuffs or medicinal products. Any decision on a health claim in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 such as inclusion in the list of permitted claims referred to in Article 13(3) thereof does not constitute an authorisation to the marketing of the substance on which the claim is made, a decision on whether the substance can be used in foodstuffs, or a classification of a certain product as a foodstuff.

(18)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, and neither the European Parliament nor the Council have opposed them,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Permitted health claims

1.   The list of health claims which may be made on foods, as referred to in Article 13(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, is set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

2.   Health claims referred to in paragraph 1 may be made on foods in compliance with the conditions set out in the Annex.

Article 2

Entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 14 December 2012.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 16 May 2012.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 404, 30.12.2006, p. 9.

(2)  http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/ndaclaims13/docs/ndaclaims13.zip

(3)  http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/topics/topic/article13.htm

(4)  http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/labellingnutrition/claims/index_en.htm

(5)  Corresponding to entries ID 670 and ID 2902 in the consolidated list.

(6)  Corresponding to entry ID 359 in the consolidated list.


ANNEX

LIST OF PERMITTED HEALTH CLAIMS

Nutrient, substance, food or food category

Claim

Conditions of use of the claim

Conditions and/or restrictions of use of the food and/or additional statement or warning

EFSA Journal number

Relevant entry number in the Consolidated List submitted to EFSA for its assessment

Activated charcoal

Activated charcoal contributes to reducing excessive flatulence after eating

The claim may be used only for food which contains 1 g of activated charcoal per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with 1 g which should be taken at least 30 minutes before and 1 g shortly after the meal.

 

2011;9(4):2049

1938

Alpha-linolenic acid

(ALA)

ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of ALA as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA.

 

2009; 7(9):1252

2011;9(6):2203

493, 568

Arabinoxylan produced from wheat endosperm

Consumption of arabinoxylan as part of a meal contributes to a reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 8 g of arabinoxylan (AX)-rich fibre produced from wheat endosperm (at least 60 % AX by weight) per 100 g of available carbohydrates in a quantified portion as part of the meal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming the arabinoxylan (AX)-rich fibre produced from wheat endosperm as part of the meal.

 

2011;9(6):2205

830

Barley grain fibre

Barley grain fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk

The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2011;9(6):2249

819

Beta-glucans

Beta-glucans contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 1 g of beta-glucans from oats, oat bran, barley, barley bran, or from mixtures of these sources per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of beta-glucans from oats, oat bran, barley, barley bran, or from mixtures of these beta-glucans.

 

2009; 7(9):1254

2011;9(6):2207

754, 755, 757, 801, 1465, 2934

1236, 1299

Beta-glucans from oats and barley

Consumption of beta-glucans from oats or barley as part of a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 4 g of beta-glucans from oats or barley for each 30 g of available carbohydrates in a quantified portion as part of the meal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming the beta-glucans from oats or barley as part of the meal.

 

2011;9(6):2207

821, 824

Betaine

Betaine contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 500 mg of betaine per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1,5 g of betaine.

In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that a daily intake in excess of 4 g may significantly increase blood cholesterol levels.

2011;9(4):2052

4325

Biotin

Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1209

114, 117

Biotin

Biotin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1209

116

Biotin

Biotin contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1209

2010;8(10):1728

113, 114, 117, 4661

Biotin

Biotin contributes to normal psychological function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1728

120

Biotin

Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1209

2010;8(10):1728

118, 121, 2876

Biotin

Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1209

115

Biotin

Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1209

2010;8(10):1728

115, 121

Calcium

Calcium contributes to normal blood clotting

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1210

230, 236

Calcium

Calcium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1210

234

Calcium

Calcium contributes to normal muscle function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1210

226, 230, 235

Calcium

Calcium contributes to normal neurotransmission

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1210

227, 230, 235

Calcium

Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1210

355

Calcium

Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1725

237

Calcium

Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1210

2009; 7(9):1272

2010;8(10):1725

2011;9(6):2203

224, 230, 350, 354, 2731, 3155, 4311, 4312, 4703

4704

Calcium

Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1210

2010;8(10):1725

2011;9(6):2203

224, 230, 231, 2731, 3099,3155, 4311, 4312, 4703

4704

Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions

Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance during prolonged endurance exercise

In order to bear the claim carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions should contain 80-350 kcal/L from carbohydrates, and at least 75 % of the energy should be derived from carbohydrates which induce a high glycaemic response, such as glucose, glucose polymers and sucrose. In addition, these beverages should contain between 20 mmol/L (460 mg/L) and 50 mmol/L (1,150 mg/L) of sodium, and have an osmolality between 200-330 mOsm/kg water.

 

2011;9(6):2211

466, 469

Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions

Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions enhance the absorption of water during physical exercise

In order to bear the claim carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions should contain 80-350 kcal/L from carbohydrates, and at least 75 % of the energy should be derived from carbohydrates which induce a high glycaemic response, such as glucose, glucose polymers and sucrose. In addition, these beverages should contain between 20 mmol/L (460 mg/L) and 50 mmol/L (1,150 mg/L) of sodium, and have an osmolality between 200-330 mOsm/kg water.

 

2011;9(6):2211

314, 315, 316, 317, 319, 322, 325, 332, 408, 465, 473, 1168, 1574, 1593, 1618, 4302, 4309

Chitosan

Chitosan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 3 g of chitosan. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of chitosan.

 

2011;9(6):2214

4663

Chloride

Chloride contributes to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of chloride as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

The claim cannot be used on chloride from the source sodium chloride

2010;8(10):1764

326

Choline

Choline contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 82,5 mg of choline per 100 g or 100 ml or per single portion of food.

 

2011;9(4):2056

3090

Choline

Choline contributes to normal lipid metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 82,5 mg of choline per 100 g or 100 ml or per single portion of food.

 

2011;9(4):2056

3186

Choline

Choline contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 82,5 mg of choline per 100 g or 100 ml or per single portion of food.

 

2011;9(4):2056

2011;9(6):2203

1501

712, 1633

Chromium

Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of trivalent chromium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1732

260, 401, 4665, 4666, 4667

Chromium

Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of trivalent chromium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1732

2011;9(6):2203

262, 4667

4698

Copper

Copper contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissues

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1211

265, 271, 1722

Copper

Copper contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1211

2011;9(4):2079

266, 1729

Copper

Copper contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1211

2011;9(4):2079

267, 1723

Copper

Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1211

268, 1724

Copper

Copper contributes to normal iron transport in the body

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1211

269, 270, 1727

Copper

Copper contributes to normal skin pigmentation

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1211

268, 1724

Copper

Copper contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1211

2011;9(4):2079

264, 1725

Copper

Copper contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1211

263, 1726

Creatine

Creatine increases physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 3 g of creatine. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of creatine.

The claim may be used only for foods targeting adults performing high intensity exercise

2011;9(7):2303

739, 1520, 1521, 1522, 1523, 1525, 1526, 1531, 1532, 1533, 1534, 1922, 1923, 1924

Docosahexaenoic acid

(DHA)

DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA.

 

2010;8(10):1734

2011;9(4):2078

565, 626, 631, 689, 704, 742, 3148, 690, 3151, 497, 501, 510, 513, 519, 521, 534, 540, 688, 1323, 1360, 4294

Docosahexaenoic acid

(DHA)

DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA.

 

2010;8(10):1734

2011;9(4):2078

627, 632, 743, 3149, 2905, 508, 510, 513, 519, 529, 540, 688, 4294

Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid

(EPA/DHA)

EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of EPA and DHA as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA.

 

2010;8(10):1796

2011;9(4):2078

504, 506, 516, 527, 538, 703, 1128, 1317, 1324, 1325, 510, 688, 1360

Fluoride

Fluoride contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralisation

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of fluoride as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1212

2010;8(10):1797

275, 276, 338, 4238,

Folate

Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1213

2882

Folate

Folate contributes to normal amino acid synthesis

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1760

195, 2881

Folate

Folate contributes to normal blood formation

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1213

79

Folate

Folate contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1213

80

Folate

Folate contributes to normal psychological function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1760

81, 85, 86, 88

Folate

Folate contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1213

91

Folate

Folate contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1760

84

Folate

Folate has a role in the process of cell division

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1213

2010;8(10):1760

193, 195, 2881

Foods with a low or reduced content of saturated fatty acids

Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which is at least low in saturated fatty acids, as referred to in the claim LOW SATURATED FAT

or reduced in saturated fatty acids as referred to in the claim

REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2011;9(4):2062

620, 671, 4332

Foods with a low or reduced content of sodium

Reducing consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure

The claim may be used only for food which is at least low in sodium/salt as referred to in the claim LOW SODIUM/SALT

or reduced in sodium/salt as referred to in the claim

REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2011;9(6):2237

336, 705, 1148, 1178, 1185, 1420

Glucomannan

(konjac mannan)

Glucomannan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 4 g of glucomannan. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 4 g of glucomannan.

Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake

advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach.

2009; 7(9):1258

2010;8(10):1798

836, 1560, 3100, 3217

Glucomannan

(konjac mannan)

Glucomannan in the context of an energy restricted diet contributes to weight loss

The claim may be used only for food which contains 1 g of glucomannan per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of glucomannan in three doses of 1 g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water, before meals and in the context of an energy-restricted diet.

Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake

advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach.

2010;8(10):1798

854, 1556, 3725,

Guar Gum

Guar gum contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 10 g of guar gum. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g of guar gum.

Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake

advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach.

2010;8(2):1464

808

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose

(HPMC)

Consumption of Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose with a meal contributes to a reduction in the blood glucose rise after that meal

The claim may be used only for food which contains 4 g of HPMC per quantified portion as part of the meal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 4 g of HPMC as part of the meal.

Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake

advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach.

2010;8(10):1739

814

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose

(HPMC)

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 5 g of HPMC. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 5 g of HPMC.

Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake

advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach.

2010;8(10):1739

815

Iodine

Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1800

273

Iodine

Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1214

2010;8(10):1800

274, 402

Iodine

Iodine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1800

273

Iodine

Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1214

370

Iodine

Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1214

2010;8(10):1800

274, 1237

Iron

Iron contributes to normal cognitive function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1215

253

Iron

Iron contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1215

2010;8(10):1740

251, 1589, 255

Iron

Iron contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1215

2010;8(10):1740

249, 1589, 374, 2889

Iron

Iron contributes to normal oxygen transport in the body

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1215

2010;8(10):1740

250, 254, 256, 255

Iron

Iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1215

252, 259

Iron

Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1740

255, 374, 2889

Iron

Iron has a role in the process of cell division

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1215

368

Lactase enzyme

Lactase enzyme improves lactose digestion in individuals who have difficulty digesting lactose

The claim may be used only for food supplements, with a minimum dose of 4 500 FCC (Food Chemicals Codex) units with instructions to the target population to consume with each lactose containing meal.

Information shall also be given to the target population that tolerance to lactose is variable and they should seek advice as to the role of this substance in their diet.

2009; 7(9):1236

2011;9(6):2203

1697, 1818

1974

Lactulose

Lactulose contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit

The claim may be used only for food which contains 10 g of lactulose in a single quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a single serving of 10 g of lactulose per day.

 

2010;8(10):1806

807

Linoleic acid

Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for a food which provides at least 1,5 g of linoleic acid (LA) per 100 g and per 100 kcal.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g of LA.

 

2009; 7(9):1276

2011;9(6):2235

489, 2899

Live yoghurt cultures

Live cultures in yoghurt or fermented milk improve lactose digestion of the product in individuals who have difficulty digesting lactose

In order to bear the claim, yoghurt or fermented milk should contain at least 108 Colony Forming Units live starter microorganisms (Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus) per gram.

 

2010;8(10):1763

1143, 2976

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1807

244

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1216

238

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1216

240, 247, 248

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1216

242

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1216

2010;8(10):1807

241, 380, 3083

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to normal protein synthesis

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1216

364

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to normal psychological function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1807

245, 246

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1216

239

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1216

239

Magnesium

Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1216

365

Manganese

Manganese contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of manganese as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1217

2010;8(10):1808

311, 405

Manganese

Manganese contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of manganese as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1217

310

Manganese

Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of manganese as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1808

404

Manganese

Manganese contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of manganese as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1217

309

Meal replacement for weight control

Substituting one daily meal of an energy restricted diet with a meal replacement contributes to the maintenance of weight after weight loss

In order to bear the claim, a food should comply with specifications laid down in Directive 96/8/EC in relation to food products under Article 1(2)(b) of that Directive. In order to achieve the claimed effect, one meal should be substituted with meal replacements daily.

 

2010; 8(2):1466

1418

Meal replacement for weight control

Substituting two daily meals of an energy restricted diet with meal replacements contributes to weight loss

In order to bear the claim, a food should comply with specifications laid down in Directive 96/8/EC in relation to food products under Article 1(2)(b) of that Directive. In order to achieve the claimed effect, two meals should be substituted with meal replacements daily.

 

2010; 8(2):1466

1417

Meat or fish

Meat or fish contributes to the improvement of iron absorption when eaten with other foods containing iron

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 50 g of meat or fish in a single quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 50 g of meat or fish together with food(s) containing non-haem iron.

 

2011;9(4):2040

1223

Melatonin

Melatonin contributes to the alleviation of subjective feelings of jet lag

The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 0,5 mg of melatonin per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a minimum intake of 0,5 mg to be taken close to bedtime on the first day of travel and on the following few days after arrival at the destination.

 

2010; 8(2):1467

1953

Melatonin

Melatonin contributes to the reduction of time taken to fall asleep

The claim may be used only for food which contains 1 mg of melatonin per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 1 mg of melatonin close to bedtime.

 

2011;9(6):2241

1698, 1780, 4080

Molybdenum

Molybdenum contributes to normal sulphur amino acid metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of molybdenum as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1745

313

Monascus purpureus

(red yeast rice)

Monacolin K from red yeast rice contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 10 mg of monacolin K from red yeast rice. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 mg of monacolin K from fermented red yeast rice preparations.

 

2011;9(7):2304

1648, 1700

Monounsaturated and/or polyunsaturated fatty acids

Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels [MUFA and PUFA are unsaturated fats]

The claim may be used only for food which is high in unsaturated fatty acids, as referred to in the claim HIGH UNSATURATED FAT as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2011;9(4):2069

2011;9(6):2203

621, 1190, 1203, 2906, 2910, 3065

674, 4335

Niacin

Niacin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1224

2010;8(10):1757

43, 49, 54, 51

Niacin

Niacin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1224

44, 53

Niacin

Niacin contributes to normal psychological function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1757

55

Niacin

Niacin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1224

45, 52, 4700

Niacin

Niacin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1224

2010;8(10):1757

45, 48, 50, 52, 4700

Niacin

Niacin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1757

47

Oat grain fibre

Oat grain fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk

The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2011;9(6):2249

822

Oleic acid

Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Oleic acid is an unsaturated fat.

The claim may be used only for food which is high in unsaturated fatty acids, as referred to in the claim HIGH UNSATURATED FAT as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2011;9(4):2043

673, 728, 729, 1302, 4334

Olive oil polyphenols

Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress

The claim may be used only for olive oil which contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil.

 

2011;9(4):2033

1333, 1638, 1639, 1696, 2865

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of pantothenic acid as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1218

56, 59, 60, 64, 171, 172, 208

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of pantothenic acid as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1218

181

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of pantothenic acid as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1758

63

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of pantothenic acid as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1218

2010;8(10):1758

57, 58

Pectins

Pectins contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 6 g of pectins. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 6 g of pectins.

Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake

advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach.

2010;8(10):1747

818, 4236

Pectins

Consumption of pectins with a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal

The claim may be used only for food which contains 10 g of pectins per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 10 g of pectins as part of the meal.

Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake

advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach.

2010;8(10):1747

786

Phosphorus

Phosphorus contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1219

329, 373

Phosphorus

Phosphorus contributes to normal function of cell membranes

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1219

328

Phosphorus

Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1219

324, 327

Phosphorus

Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1219

324, 327

Plant sterols and plant stanols

Plant sterols/stanols contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 0,8 g of plant sterols/stanols.

 

2010;8(10):1813

2011;9(6):2203

549, 550, 567, 713, 1234, 1235, 1466, 1634, 1984, 2909, 3140

568

Potassium

Potassium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of potassium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010; 8(2):1469

386

Potassium

Potassium contributes to normal muscle function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of potassium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010; 8(2):1469

320

Potassium

Potassium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of potassium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010; 8(2):1469

321

Protein

Protein contributes to a growth in muscle mass

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1811

2011;9(6):2203

415, 417, 593, 594, 595, 715

1398

Protein

Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1811

2011;9(6):2203

415, 417, 593, 594, 595, 715

1398

Protein

Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1811

2011;9(6):2203

416

4704

Resistant starch

Replacing digestible starches with resistant starch in a meal contributes to a reduction in the blood glucose rise after that meal.

The claim may be used only for food in which digestible starch has been replaced by resistant starch so that the final content of resistant starch is at least 14 % of total starch.

 

2011;9(4):2024

681

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

29, 35, 36, 42

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

213

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

31

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

40

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

31, 33

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

39

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to the normal metabolism of iron

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

30, 37

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

207

Riboflavin

(Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1814

41

Rye fibre

Rye fibre contributes to normal bowel function

The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2011;9(6):2258

825

Selenium

Selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1220

396

Selenium

Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1727

281

Selenium

Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal nails

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1727

281

Selenium

Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1220

2010;8(10):1727

278, 1750

Selenium

Selenium contributes to the normal thyroid function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1727

2009; 7(9):1220

279, 282, 286, 410, 1289, 1290, 1291, 1292, 1293

Selenium

Selenium contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1220

2010;8(10):1727

277, 283, 286, 1289, 1290, 1291, 1293, 1751, 410, 1292

Sugar replacers, i.e. intense sweeteners;

xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, lactitol, isomalt, erythritol, sucralose and polydextrose; D-tagatose and isomaltulose

Consumption of foods/drinks containing <name of sugar replacer> instead of sugar (1) induces a lower blood glucose rise after their consumption compared to sugar-containing foods/drinks

In order to bear the claim, sugars should be replaced in foods or drinks by sugar replacers, i.e. intense sweeteners, xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, lactitol, isomalt, erythritol, sucralose or polydextrose, or a combination of them, so that foods or drinks contain reduced amounts of sugars by at least the amount referred to in the claim REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

In the case of D-tagatose and isomaltulose, they should replace equivalent amounts of other sugars in the same proportion as that referred to in the claim REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2011;9(4):2076

2011;9(6):2229

617, 619, 669, 1590, 1762, 2903, 2908, 2920

4298

Sugar replacers, i.e. intense sweeteners;

xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, lactitol, isomalt, erythritol, sucralose and polydextrose; D-tagatose and isomaltulose

Consumption of foods/drinks containing <name of sugar replacer> instead of sugar (2) contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralisation

In order to bear the claim, sugars should be replaced in foods or drinks (which reduce plaque pH below 5.7) by sugar replacers, i.e. intense sweeteners, xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, lactitol, isomalt, erythritol, D-tagatose, isomaltulose, sucralose or polydextrose, or a combination of them, in amounts such that consumption of such foods or drinks does not lower plaque pH below 5.7 during and up to 30 minutes after consumption

 

2011;9(4):2076

2011;9(6):2229

463, 464, 563, 618, 647, 1182, 1591, 2907, 2921, 4300

1134, 1167, 1283

Sugar-free chewing gum

Sugar-free chewing gum contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralization

The claim may be used only for chewing gum which complies with the conditions of use for the nutrition claim SUGARS FREE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with chewing, for at least 20 minutes, after eating or drinking.

 

2009; 7(9):1271

2011;9(4):2072

2011;9(6):2266

1151, 1154

486, 562, 1181

Sugar-free chewing gum

Sugar-free chewing gum contributes to the neutralisation of plaque acids

The claim may be used only for chewing gum which complies with the conditions of use for the nutrition claim SUGARS FREE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with chewing, for at least 20 minutes, after eating or drinking.

 

2009; 7(9):1271

2011;6(6):2266

1150

485

Sugar-free chewing gum

Sugar-free chewing gum contributes to the reduction of oral dryness

The claim may be used only for chewing gum which complies with the conditions of use for the nutrition claim SUGARS FREE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with use of the chewing gum whenever the mouth feels dry.

 

2009; 7(9):1271

1240

Sugar-free chewing gum with carbamide

Sugar-free chewing gum with carbamide neutralises plaque acids more effectively than sugar-free chewing gums without carbamide

The claim may be used only for chewing gum which complies with the conditions of use for the nutrition claim SUGARS FREE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

In order to bear the claim each piece of sugar-free chewing gum should contain at least 20 mg carbamide. Information shall be given to the consumer that gum should be chewed for at least 20 minutes after eating or drinking.

 

2011;9(4):2071

1153

Thiamine

Thiamine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of thiamine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1222

21, 24, 28

Thiamine

Thiamine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of thiamine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1222

22, 27

Thiamine

Thiamine contributes to normal psychological function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of thiamine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1755

205

Thiamine

Thiamine contributes to the normal function of the heart

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of thiamine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1222

20

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1221

206

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1221

2010;8(10):1754

15, 4702

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1221

2010;8(10):1754

15, 17, 4660, 4702

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1221

2010;8(10):1754

16, 4239, 4701

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1222

2011;9(4):2021

14, 200, 1462

Vitamin A

Vitamin A has a role in the process of cell specialisation

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1221

14

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1223

99, 190

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):4114

95, 97, 98, 100, 102, 109

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):4114

96, 103, 106

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal psychological function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):4114

95, 97, 98, 100, 102, 109

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1223

92, 101

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1223

107

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):4114

108

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 has a role in the process of cell division

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1223

2010;8(10):1756

93, 212

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal cysteine synthesis

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1759

4283

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1759

75, 214

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1225

66

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1759

73, 76, 199

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1225

65, 70, 71

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal psychological function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1759

77

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal red blood cell formation

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1225

67, 72, 186

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1225

68

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1759

78

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1225

69

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 200 mg vitamin C. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg in addition to the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

144

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

130, 131, 149

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

131, 149

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

131, 149

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

131, 136, 149

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

131, 137, 149

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

131, 149

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

2010;8(10):1815

135, 2334, 3196

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

133

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1815

140

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

2010;8(10):1815

134, 4321

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

2010;8(10):1815

129, 138, 143, 148, 3331

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1815

139, 2622

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1815

202

Vitamin C

Vitamin C increases iron absorption

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1226

132, 147

Vitamin D

Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1227

152, 157, 215

Vitamin D

Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1227

2011;9(6):2203

152, 157

215

Vitamin D

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1227

150, 151, 158, 350

Vitamin D

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010; 8(2):1468

155

Vitamin D

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1227

151, 158

Vitamin D

Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010; 8(2):1468

154, 159

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1227

153

Vitamin E

Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin E as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1816

160, 162, 1947

Vitamin K

Vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin K as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7 (9):1228

124, 126

Vitamin K

Vitamin K contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin K as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7 (9):1228

123, 127, 128, 2879

Walnuts

Walnuts contribute to the improvement of the elasticity of blood vessels

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 30 g of walnuts. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 30 g of walnuts.

 

2011;9(4):2074

1155, 1157

Water

Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions

In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that in order to obtain the claimed effect, at least 2,0 L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day.

The claim may be used only on water complying with Directives 2009/54/EC and/or 98/83/EC

2011;9(4):2075

1102, 1209, 1294, 1331

Water

Water contributes to the maintenance of normal regulation of the body’s temperature

In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that in order to obtain the claimed effect, at least 2,0 L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day.

The claim may be used only on water complying with Directives 2009/54/EC and/or 98/83/EC

2011;9(4):2075

1208

Wheat bran fibre

Wheat bran fibre contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit

The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the claimed effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 10 g of wheat bran fibre.

 

2010;8(10):1817

828, 839, 3067, 4699

Wheat bran fibre

Wheat bran fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk

The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1817

3066

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

360

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1819

382

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

296

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1819

292, 293, 1759

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

297, 300

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1819

2890

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

302

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

361

Zinc

Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1819

293, 4293

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

295, 1756

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1819

412

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1819

412

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1819

293

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2010;8(10):1819

301

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

361

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

291, 1757

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

294, 1758

Zinc

Zinc has a role in the process of cell division

The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

 

2009; 7(9):1229

292, 293, 1759


(1)  In the case of D-tagatose and isomaltulose this should read ‘other sugars’

(2)  In the case of D-tagatose and isomaltulose this should read ‘other sugars’


25.5.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 136/41


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 433/2012

of 23 May 2012

laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down a scheme of control and enforcement applicable in the area covered by the Convention on future multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2010 laying down a scheme of control and enforcement applicable in the area covered by the Convention on future multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 2791/1999 (1), and in particular Articles 4(5), 5(2), 8(4), 9(4) and 10(3), Article 11, Articles 12(2) and 16(2), Article 18(3) and (4), Article 19, and Articles 20(9), 24(4), 27(1) and 45(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 lays down certain specific control measures to monitor fishing activities of the Union in the Area covered by the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) and supplements control measures provided for in Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, amending Regulations (EC) No 847/96, (EC) No 2371/2002, (EC) No 811/2004, (EC) No 768/2005, (EC) No 2115/2005, (EC) No 2166/2005, (EC) No 388/2006, (EC) No 509/2007, (EC) No 676/2007, (EC) No 1098/2007, (EC) No 1300/2008, (EC) No 1342/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93, (EC) No 1627/94 and (EC) No 1966/2006 (2). Detailed rules should be laid down for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010. The Annexes to several Recommendations establishing a scheme of control and enforcement (the ‘Scheme’) applicable to fishing vessels operating in the waters of the Convention Area which lie beyond the waters under the fisheries jurisdiction of the Contracting Parties adopted by NEAFC set out the format for communicating data and models for certain inspection tools and should be transposed in Union law.

(2)

Since Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 lays down a new scheme of control and enforcement, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1085/2000 of 15 May 2000 laying down detailed rules for the application of control measures applicable in the area covered by the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the North-East Atlantic Fisheries (3) should be repealed and replaced by this Regulation.

(3)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(a)

‘position message’ means the report on the position of a vessel automatically transmitted by the satellite-tracking device of the vessel to the Fisheries Monitoring Centre of the flag Member State;

(b)

‘position report’ means the report made by the master of a vessel as provided for in Article 25 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011 (4);

(c)

‘CFR number’ means the Community Fleet Register identification number of the vessel as referred to in Article 10 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 26/2004 (5).

Article 2

Contact points

1.   Member States shall send the information concerning contact points, as referred to in Article 4(3) and (4) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010, to the NEAFC Secretary and to the European Fisheries Control Agency (the ‘Agency’) in computer-readable form.

2.   Member States shall publish the information referred to in paragraph 1 on the secure part of their website established by Articles 114 and 116 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

CHAPTER II

MONITORING MEASURES

Article 3

Participation of the Union

1.   The list referred to in Article 5(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall include the vessels authorised to fish for one or more regulated resources, broken down by species.

Where applicable, the list shall refer to the CFR number allocated to each vessel.

2.   Member States shall immediately inform the Commission, by computer transmission, of vessels for which the authorisation to fish in the Regulatory Area has been withdrawn or suspended.

Article 4

Recording of catches

1.   In addition to the information specified in Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, the fishing logbook referred to in Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall contain the information set out in Part A of Annex I to this Regulation.

2.   The production logbook referred to in Article 8(2) and (3) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall be as set out in Part B of Annex I.

3.   The stowage plan referred to in Article 8(2) and (3) shall be as set out in Part C of Annex I.

4.   The code to be used for each species is the code established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) as set out in Annex II.

Article 5

Reporting of catches of regulated resources and position

Member States shall use the format and the specifications for the transmissions to the NEAFC Secretary under Articles 9 and 11 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 as set out in Annex III.

Article 6

Global reporting of catches

Member States shall transmit the data under Article 10, paragraphs 1 and 2 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 in XML format.

CHAPTER III

INSPECTIONS

Article 7

Designated body

The Agency is designated to:

(a)

coordinate the surveillance and inspection activities referred to in Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010;

(b)

receive, send and forward the notifications referred to in Articles 18(2), 19(1) and 20(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010;

(c)

keep the record referred to in Article 18(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010.

Article 8

Identification of inspectors and of inspection means

1.   The special identity document referred to in Article 16(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall comply with the model set out in Part A of Annex IV.

2.   The inspection special signal referred to in Article 18(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall comply with the model set out in Part B of Annex IV.

Article 9

Inspection activities

Member States shall send to the Agency the information related to the date and hour of the start and termination of the activities of inspection vessels and aircraft referred to in Article 18(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 in accordance with the form set out in Annex V.

Article 10

Surveillance procedure

1.   The sighting reports referred to in Article 19(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall be transmitted using the form set out in Part A of Annex VI.

2.   The surveillance reports referred to in Article 19(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall be drawn up using the form set out in Part B of Annex VI.

Article 11

Inspection reports

The inspection reports referred to in Article 20(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall be drawn up in accordance with the format set out in Annex VII.

CHAPTER IV

PORT STATE CONTROL

Article 12

Prior notification of entry into port

The prior notification referred to in Article 24 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall be made by means of the Port State Control (PSC) form provided for in Annex VIII with Part A duly completed as follows:

(a)

the form PSC 1 shall be used where the vessel is landing its own catches;

(b)

the form PSC 2 shall be used where the vessel is engaged in transhipment operations. In such cases a separate form shall be used for each donor vessel.

Article 13

Processing of prior notification

When returning a copy of the prior notification in accordance with Article 25 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010, the flag Member State shall use the PSC form provided for in Annex VIII with Part B duly completed.

Article 14

Port inspection reports

The inspection reports referred to in Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 shall be drawn up in accordance with the form set out in Annex IX and transmitted to the NEAFC Secretary with a copy to the Commission.

CHAPTER V

INFRINGEMENTS

Article 15

Designated body

The Agency is designated to receive, send and forward the information referred to in Articles 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36 and 43 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010.

CHAPTER VI

DATA

SECTION 1

Data communication

Article 16

Communication to the NEAFC Secretary

The data exchange formats and protocols referred to in Article 12(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 to be used for transmission of reports and information to the NEAFC Secretary shall comply with the rules set out in Annex X; the corresponding codes to be used in communication with the NEAFC Secretary are as set out in Annex XI.

SECTION 2

Data security and confidentiality

Article 17

Common provisions on data security and confidentiality

1.   This Section lays down detailed rules on confidentiality for the implementation of Article 45 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010. It shall apply to all electronic reports and messages under this Regulation with the exception of the global reporting of catches referred to in Article 6 of this Regulation.

2.   Each Member State shall, where necessary, at the request of the NEAFC Secretary, rectify or erase electronic reports or messages the processing of which does not comply with Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 and this Regulation.

3.   The electronic reports and messages shall be used only for the purposes specified in the Scheme laid down by Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010.

Article 18

Data from inspections

1.   Member States carrying out an inspection may retain and store electronic reports and messages transmitted by the NEAFC Secretary within 24 hours of the departure of the vessels, to which the data pertain, from the Regulatory Area without re-entry. Departure shall be deemed to have been effected six hours after the transmission of the intention to exit from the Regulatory Area.

2.   Member States carrying out an inspection shall ensure the secure processing of electronic reports and messages in their respective electronic data processing systems, in particular where the processing involves transmission over a network.

3.   Member States shall adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect electronic reports and messages against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access and against all inappropriate forms of processing.

4.   Member States carrying out an inspection shall make the electronic reports and messages available for inspection purposes and only to inspectors assigned to the Scheme laid down by Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010.

Article 19

Data processing systems

1.   Data processing systems used by Member States, the Commission and the Agency shall comply with the minimum security requirements set out in Part A of Annex XII.

2.   For their main computer systems Member States shall meet the criteria set out in Part B of Annex XII.

3.   The https protocol shall be used for communication of data covered by the Scheme laid down by Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010. When such data are communicated, appropriate encryption protocols shall be applied to ensure confidentiality and authenticity.

4.   Access limitation to the data shall be secured via a flexible user identification and password mechanism. Each user shall be given access only to the data necessary for his/her task.

5.   The technical standards for electronic data exchange between Member States, the Commission and the Agency may be laid down in consultation with the Member States, the Commission and the Agency.

CHAPTER VII

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 20

Repeal

Regulation (EC) No 1085/2000 is repealed.

Article 21

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 23 May 2012.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 348, 31.12.2010, p. 17.

(2)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 128, 29.5.2000, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 112, 30.4.2011, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 5, 9.1.2004, p. 25.


ANNEX I

RECORDING OF CATCH

A.   Logbook recordings

Data Element

Field code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Information on entry into the Regulatory Area

Date

DA

M

Activity detail; date of entry into the Regulatory Area

Time of entry

TI

M

Activity detail; time of entry into the Regulatory Area

Location

 

 

Activity detail; position of entry in R.A.

Latitude

LA

M

position at the time of entry

Longitude

LO

M

position at the time of entry

Quantity on board

OB

 

Activity detail; quantity on board by species

Species name (1)

 

M

FAO species code for species listed in Annex II

Quantity (1)

 

M

Live weight in kilogrammes

Catches per haul or fishing operation

Fishing location

 

 

Activity detail; position

Latitude

LA

M (2)

Position when the fishing operation starts

Longitude

LO

M (2)

Position when the fishing operation starts

Time

TI

M (2)

Activity detail; time when the fishing operation starts

Catch

CA

 

Activity detail; catch retained on board per fishing operation by species

Species (1)

 

M (2)

FAO species code for species listed in Annex II

Quantity (1)

 

M (2)

Live weight in kilogrammes

Fishing depth

FD

M (3)

Distance from water surface to the lowest part of the fishing gear (in metres).

Daily information

Total number of hauls/fishing operations during the day

FO

M (4)

Activity detail; number of fishing operations per 24 hours period

Catch discarded

RJ

 

Activity detail; quantity caught and discarded by species

Species

 

M

FAO species code

Quantity

 

M

Live weight in kilogrammes

Cumulative Catch

CC

 

Activity detail; the estimated cumulative catch since the entry into the Regulatory Area by species.

Species (1)

 

M

FAO species code for species listed in Annex II

Quantity (1)

 

M

Live weight in kilogrammes

Information on transhipments

Date

DA

M

Activity detail; date(s) of transhipments

Transhipments

KG

 

Activity detail; quantities by species on-loaded and off-loaded in the R.A.

Species (1)

 

M

FAO species code for species listed in Annex II

Quantity (1)

 

M

Live weight in kilogrammes

Transhipped to

TT

M

Vessel registration detail; Radio call sign of receiving vessel

Transhipped from

TF

M

Vessel registration detail; Radio call sign of donor vessel

Information on report transmissions

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission of a report

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission of a report (UTC)

Transmission used

TU

M (4)

Message detail; name of radio station through which the report is transmitted

Type of report

TM

M

Message detail;

Information on exit from the Regulatory Area

Time

TI

M

Activity detail; time of exit (UTC)

Date

DA

M

Activity detail; date of exit

Position

 

 

Activity detail; position of exit from the R.A.

Latitude

LA

M

position at the time of exit

Longitude

LO

M

position at the time of exit

Cumulative Catch on board

OB

 

Activity detail; cumulative catches retained on board by species

Species (1)

 

M

FAO species code for species listed in Annex II

Quantity (1)

 

M

Live weight in kilogrammes

Masters name and signature

MA

M

 

B.   Production logbook recordings

Data Element

Field code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

1.   Vessel identity  (5)

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign

Vessel name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Contracting Party Internal reference number

IR

O

Vessel registration detail; unique Contracting Party vessel number as flag state 3-alpha country code followed by number

Vessel external registration number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number

2.   Information on production

Date

DA

M

Activity detail; date of production

Quantity produced

QP

 

Activity detail; quantity produced by species per day

Species name

 

M

FAO species code

Quantity

 

M

Total product weight in kilogrammes

Product form

 

M

Product form code (Part E of Annex XI)

Quantity

 

M

Product weight in kilogrammes

Product form code and weight of the product: use as many pairs as needed to cover all products

Cumulative production of the period

AP

 

Activity detail; total quantity produced since the entry into the Regulatory Area by species

Species name

 

M

FAO species code

Quantity

 

M

Total product weight in kilogrammes

Product form

 

M

Product form code (Part E of Annex XI)

Quantity

 

M

Product weight of the product in kilogrammes

Product form code and weight of the product: use as many pairs as needed to cover all products

3.   Information on packing

Species name

SN

O

Activity detail; FAO species code

Product code

PR

O

Activity detail; product code Part E of Annex XI

Type of packing

TY

O

Activity detail; type of packing Part F of Annex XI

Unit weight

NE

O

Activity detail; net product weight in kilogrammes

Number of units

NU

O

Activity detail; number of units packed

4.

Masters name and address

MA

M

 

C.   Stowage Plan

1.

Processed catches must be stowed and marked in such a way that the same species and product categories and quantities can be identified when stowed in different parts in the hold.

2.

A stowage plan must show the location of the products in the holds as well as the quantities of the products on board stated in kg.

3.

The stowage plan shall be updated every day for the preceding day reckoned from 0000 hrs (UTC) until 2400 hrs (UTC).


(1)  Each species where catches exceed 50 kg shall be recorded

(2)  Each Member State shall ensure that its fishing vessels shall record this information on a daily basis, or per haul or fishing operation, or both

(3)  Mandatory where required by specific management measures

(4)  Only mandatory if radio station is used.

(5)  One element of vessel identity in addition to Radio Call sign is mandatory


ANNEX II

SPECIES LIST

FAO

3-Alpha code

English common name

Scientific Name

ALF

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

ALC

Baird’s slickhead

Alepocephalus bairdii

ANT

Blue antimora (Blue hake)

Antimora rostrata

API

Iceland catshark

Apristuris spp

ARG

Argentines

Argentina spp.

BLI

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

BRF

Blackbelly rosefish

Helicolenus dactylopterus

BSF

Black scabbard

Aphanopus carbo

BSH

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

BSK

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

BSS

Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

CAP

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

CAS

Spotted wolffish

Anarhichas minor

CAT

Wolffish

Anarhichas spp.

CFB

Black dogfish

Centroscyllium fabricii

CMO

Rabbit fish (Rattail)

Chimaera monstrosa

COD

Atlantic Cod

Gadus morhua

COE

European conger

Conger conger

CYO

Portuguese dogfish

Centroscymnus coelolepis

CYH

Large- eyed rabbit fish (Ratfish)

Hydrolagus mirabilis

CYP

Longnose velvet dogfish

Centroscymnus crepidater

DCA

Birdbeak dogfish

Deania calceus

ELP

Eelpout

Lycods esmarkii

EPI

Black (Deep-water) cardinal fish

Epigonus telescopus

FOR

Forkbeard (Forkhead)

Phycis phycis

GAM

Mouse catshark

Galeus murinus

GHL

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

GFB

Greater forkbeard

Phycis blennoides

GSK

Greenland shark

Somniosus microcephalus

GUP

Gulper shark

Centrophorus granulosus

GUQ

Leafscale gulper shark

Centrophorus squamosus

HAD

Atlantic haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

HAL

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

HER

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

HOM

Atlantic horse mackerel

Trachurus trachurus

HPR

Silver roughy (Pink)

Hoplostethus mediterraneus

HXC

Frilled shark

Chlamydoselachus anguineus

JAD

Norwegian skate

Raja nidarosiensus

KCD

Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

KEF

Deep-water red crab

Chacon (Geyron) affinis

LIN

Ling

Molva molva

LUM

Lumpfish

Cyclopterus lumpus

MAC

Atlantic mackerel

Scomber scombrus

MOR

Moras

Moridae

ORY

Orange roughy

Hoplosthethus atlanticus

OXN

Sailfin roughshark (Sharpback shark)

Oxynotus paradoxus

PHO

Risso’s smoothhead

Alepocephalus rostratus

PLA

American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

PLE

European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

POC

Polar cod

Boreogadus saida

POK

Saithe (Pollock)

Pollachius virens

PRA

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

REB

Beaked redfish

Sebastes mentella

RED

Redfish (unspecified)

Sebastes spp.

REG

Golden redfish

Sebastes marinus

RHG

Roughhead grenadier

Macrourus berglax

RIB

Common mora

Mora moro

RNG

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

SBL

Blondnose six-gilled shark

Hexanchus griseus

SBR

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

SCK

Kitefin shark

Dalatias licha

SFS

Silver scabbard

Lepidopus caudatus

SHL

Greater lanternshark

Etmopterus princeps

SHL

Velvet belly

Etmopterus spinax

SHO

Blackmouth dogfish

Galeus melastomus

RCT

Straightnose rabbitfish

Rhinochimaera atlantica

RJG

Arctic skate

Raja hyperborea

RJY

Round skate

Raja fyllae

SFV

Small redfish (Norway haddock)

Sebastes viviparus

SKA

Skates

Raja spp.

SKH

Sharks

Selachimorpha

SYR

Knifetooth dogfish

Scymnodon ringens

TJX

Spiny (Deep-sea) scorpionfish

Trachyscorpia cristulata

USK

Tusk

Brosme brosme

WHB

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

WRF

Wreckfish

Polyprion americanus


ANNEX III

REPORTING OF CATCHES, TRANSHIPMENTS AND POSITIONS

1)   “CATCH ON ENTRY” report

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory /Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, “XNE” for NEAFC

Sequence Number

SQ

M

Message detail; serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, “COE” as Catch on Entry report

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Trip Number

TN

O

Activity detail; fishing trip serial number in current year

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Community fleet register number (CFR)

IR

O

Vessel registration detail. Unique Contracting Party vessel number as Member state (alpha -3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (nine characters).

External Registration Number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number.

Latitude

LA

M

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Longitude

LO

M

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Quantity on board

OB

 

Activity detail; quantity by species on board, in pairs as needed.

species

 

M

FAO species code

live weight

 

M

Live weight in kilograms, rounded to the nearest 100 kilograms.

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record


2)   “CATCH” report

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory / Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, “XNE” for NEAFC

Sequence Number

SQ

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, “CAT” as Catch report

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Trip Number

TN

O

Activity detail; fishing trip serial number in current year

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Community fleet register number (CFR)

IR

O

Vessel registration detail. Unique Contracting Party vessel number as Member state (alpha -3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (nine characters).

External Registration Number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number

Latitude

LA

M (1)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Longitude

LO

M (1)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Weekly Catches

CA

 

Activity detail; cumulative catch by species retained on board, either since commencement of fishing in R.A. (2) or last “Catch” report, in pairs as needed.

species

 

M

FAO species code

live weight

 

M

Live weight in kilograms, rounded to the nearest 100 kilograms

Days Fished

DF

M

Activity detail; number of fishing days in the Regulatory Area since commencement of fishing or last “Catch” report

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record


3)   “CATCH ON EXIT” report

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory /Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, “XNE” for NEAFC

Sequence Number

SQ

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; “COX” as Catch on Exit report

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Trip Number

TN

O

Activity detail; fishing trip serial number in current year

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Community fleet register number (CFR)

IR

O

Vessel registration detail. Unique Contracting Party vessel number as Member state (alpha -3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (nine characters).

External Registration Number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number

Latitude

LA

M (3)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Longitude

LO

M (3)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Weekly Catch

CA

 

Activity detail; Cumulative catch retained on board by species, either since commencement of fishing in the R.A. (4) or last “Catch” report, in pairs as needed.

species

 

M

FAO species code

live weight

 

M

Live weight in kilograms, rounded to the nearest 100 kilograms

Days Fished

DF

M

Activity detail; number of fishing days in the Regulatory Area either since commencement of fishing or last “Catch” report

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record


4)   “TRANSHIPMENT” report

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory /Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, “XNE” for NEAFC

Sequence Number

SQ

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, “TRA” as Transhipment report

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Trip Number

TN

O

Activity detail; fishing trip serial number in current year

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Community fleet register number (CFR)

IR

O

Vessel registration detail. Unique Contracting Party vessel number as Member state (alpha -3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (nine characters).

External Registration Number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number

Quantity on-loaded or off-loaded

KG

 

Quantity by species on-loaded or off-loaded in the R.A., in pairs as needed.

species

 

M

FAO species code

live weight

 

M

Live weight in kilograms, rounded to the nearest 100 kilograms,

Transhipped To

TT

M (5)

Vessel registration detail; International radio call sign of the receiving vessel

Transhipped From

TF

M (5)

Vessel registration detail; International radio call sign of the donor vessel

Latitude

LA

M (6)

Activity detail; estimated latitude where the master intends to do the transhipment.

Longitude

LO

M (6)

Activity detail; estimated longitude where the master intends to do the transhipment.

Predicted Date

PD

M (6)

Activity detail; estimated date UTC when the master intends to do the transhipment (YYYYMMDD)

Predicted Time

PT

M (6)

Activity detail; estimated time UTC when the master intends to do the transhipment (HHMM)

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record


5)   “POSITION” report/message

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory /Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination; “XNE” for NEAFC

Sequence Number

SQ

M (7)

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM (8)

M

Message detail; message type, “POS” as Position report/message to be communicated by VMS or other means by vessels with a defective satellite tracking device

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Trip Number

TN

O

Activity detail; fishing trip serial number in current year

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Community fleet register number (CFR)

IR

O

Vessel registration detail. Unique Contracting Party vessel number as Member state (alpha -3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (nine characters).

External Registration Number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number

Latitude

LA

M (9)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Longitude

LO

M (9)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Latitude (decimal)

LT

M (10)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Longitude (decimal)

LG

M (10)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Speed

SP

M

Activity detail; speed of the vessel

Course

CO

M

Activity detail; heading of the vessel

Flag State

FS

M (11)

Activity detail; flag-state of the vessel

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record


6)   “PORT of landing” report

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory /Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination “XNE” for NEAFC

Sequence number

SQ

M

Message detail; serial number of the report from the vessel in the relevant year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, “POR”

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Trip Number

TN

O

Activity detail; fishing trip serial number in current year

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Community fleet register number (CFR)

IR

O

Vessel registration detail. Unique Contracting Party vessel number as Member state (alpha -3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (nine characters).

External Registration Number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number

Latitude

LA

M (12)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Longitude

LO

M (12)

Activity detail; position at time of transmission

Coastal state

CS

M

Activity detail; coastal state of the Port of Landing

Name of Port

PO

M

Activity detail; name of Port of landing

Predicted Date

PD

M

Activity detail; estimated date UTC when the master intends to be in port (YYYYMMDD)

Predicted Time

PT

M

Activity detail; estimated time UTC when the master intends to be in port (HHMM)

Quantity to be landed

KG

M

Activity detail; quantity by species to be landed in the Port, in pairs as needed.

species

 

 

FAO species code

live weight

 

 

Live weight in kilograms, rounded to the nearest 100 kilograms

Quantity on board

OB

M

Activity detail; quantity by species on board, in pairs as needed

species

 

 

FAO species code

live weight

 

 

Live weight in kilograms, rounded to the nearest 100 kilograms

Date

DA

M

Message detail; UTC date of transmission

Time

TI

M

Message detail; UTC time of transmission

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record


7)   “CANCEL” report

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates the start of record

From

FR

M

Name of the transmitting Party

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, “XNE” for NEAFC

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, “CAN” (13) as Cancel report

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Cancelled report

CR

M

Message detail; the record number of the report to be cancelled

Year of the report cancelled

YR

M

Message detail; year of the report to be cancelled

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record


(1)  Optional if a vessel is subject to satellite tracking in accordance with Article 11of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010.

(2)  Meaning the first “Catch Report” in the current fishing trip in the Regulatory Area.

(3)  Optional if a vessel is subject to satellite tracking in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010

(4)  Meaning the first communication of catches taken in the R.A. in the current fishing trip

(5)  Whichever one is appropriate

(6)  Optional for reports sent by the receiving vessel after the transhipment.

(7)  Optional in case of a VMS message

(8)  

 

Type of message shall be “ENT” for the first VMS message from the Regulatory Area as detected by the FMC of the Contracting Party.

 

Type of message shall be “EXI” for the first VMS message from outside the Regulatory Area as detected by the FMC of the Contracting Party, and the values for latitude and Longitude are, in this type of message, optional.

 

Type of message shall be “MAN” for reports communicated by vessels with a defective satellite tracking device in addition to Article 25 of Regulation (EU) No 404/2011

(9)  Mandatory for manual messages

(10)  Mandatory for VMS messages

(11)  Mandatory; to be used only in transmissions between the NEAFC Secretary and the FMCs

(12)  Optional if a vessel is subject to satellite tracking.

(13)  A Cancel report shall not be used to cancel another Cancel report


ANNEX IV

INSPECTION IDENTIFICATION

A.   Identification of inspectors

Image

Image

The card should be 10 × 7 cm and may be laminated plastic.

The colours of the NEAFC inspection pennant are indicated in Annex IV(B).

The card number consists of the 3-alpha country code followed by a four digit serial number of the Contracting Party

B.   NEAFC Inspection signal

1.

Two pennants, one directly above the other, are to be flown during daylight and in conditions of normal visibility.

Image

The distance between the pennants shall not exceed one meter

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2.

The boarding craft shall display one inspection pennant as indicated above. The pennant may be half scale. The pennant may be painted on the hull or on any vertical sides of the craft. When painted, the black letters “NE” can be left out.


ANNEX V

NOTIFICATION OF INSPECTION AND SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES

A.   Report of entry of inspection and surveillance craft in the R.A.

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/ Optional

Remarks

Start Record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of the record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, “XNE” for NEAFC

From

FR

M

Message detail; address of the transmitting Contracting Party

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, “SEN” as entry report of the surveillance craft in the R.A.

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Means of surveillance

MI

M

Surveillance detail; “VES” to indicate surface craft, “AIR” to indicate fixed wing aircraft, “HEL” to indicate helicopter

Radio call sign

RC

M

Surveillance detail; International radio call sign of the surveillance craft

Assigned inspectors ID

AI

M

Surveillance detail; card number, repeated as necessary

Date

DA

M

Surveillance detail; date of entry (1)

Time

TI

M

Surveillance detail; time of entry (1)

Latitude

LA

M

Surveillance detail; position at time of entry (1)

Longitude

LO

M

Surveillance detail; position at time of entry (1)

End record

ER

M

System detail; Indicates end of the record


B.   Report of exit of inspection and surveillance craft from the R.A.

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/ Optional

Remarks

Start Record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of the record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, “XNE” for NEAFC

From

FR

M

Message detail; address of the transmitting Contracting Party

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, “SEX” as exit report of the surveillance craft from the R.A.

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Means of surveillance

MI

M

Surveillance detail; “VES” to indicate surface craft, “AIR” to indicate fixed wing aircraft, “HEL” to indicate helicopter

Radio call sign

RC

M

Surveillance detail; International radio call sign of the surveillance craft

Date

DA

M

Surveillance detail; date of exit (2)

Time

TI

M

Surveillance detail; time of exit (2)

Latitude

LA

M

Surveillance detail; position at time of exit (2)

Longitude

LO

M

Surveillance detail; position at time of exit (2)

End record

ER

M

System details; Indicates end of the record


(1)  Estimated when message is sent prior to entry of surveillance craft

(2)  Same as the estimated surveillance detail in the SEN message when that message is being cancelled


ANNEX VI

SURVEILLANCE AND SIGHTING REPORTS

A.   NEAFC sighting report

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, “XNE” for NEAFC

From

FR

M

Message detail; address of the transmitting party (Contracting Party)

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, “OBS” as Observation report

Radio call sign

RC

M

Surveillance detail; international radio call sign of the surveillance craft

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Observation Serial Number

OS

M

Surveillance detail; observation serial number

Date

DA

M

Surveillance detail; date when vessel sighted

Time

TI

M

Surveillance detail; time when vessel sighted

Latitude

LA

M

Surveillance detail; latitude when vessel sighted

Longitude

LO

M

Surveillance detail; longitude where vessel sighted

Object Identification

OI

M

Vessel registration detail; radio call sign of the sighted vessel

External Registration Number

XR

M

Vessel registration detail; side number of the sighted vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the sighted vessel

Flag State

FS

M

Vessel registration detail; flag state of the sighted vessel

Vessel Type

TP

O

Vessel characteristics; type of the sighted vessel

Speed

SP

O

Surveillance detail; speed of the sighted vessel

Course

CO

O

Surveillance detail; heading of the sighted vessel

Activity

AC

M

Surveillance detail; activity of the sighted vessel Annex XI (B)

Photograph

PH

M

Surveillance detail; was there a photograph taken of the sighted vessel, “Y” or “N”

Comments

MS

O

Surveillance detail; free text to complete the report

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of an individual record

Positive identification can only be achieved by means of visual verification of the Radio Call sign or the External Registration Number displayed on the vessel.

If positive identification is not possible the reason shall be specified in the comments field.

B.   NEAFC surveillance report

CONTRACTING PARTY

ASSIGNED INSPECTION CRAFT:

TYPE …

CALL SIGN …

NEAFC REFERENCE …

ASSIGNED INSPECTORS:

NAME …

NEAFC REFERENCE …

NAME …

NEAFC REFERENCE …

A.   PATROL

A1

PATROL ARRIVING IN RA:

DATE …

TIME …

UTC

LATITUDE …

LONGITUDE …

A2

PATROL LEAVING RA:

DATE …

TIME …

UTC

LATITUDE …

LONGITUDE …

A3

EQUIPMENT USED TO DETERMINE POSITION: …

B.   OBSERVATIONS

B1

B2

B3

B4

B5

B6

B7

B8

B9

B10

B11

B12

No

Date

Time UTC

Position

Vessel sighted (1)

IRCS/external marking

Flag State

Heading/Speed

Typeof vessel

Activity

Photo No

Infringement or Observation

Latitude

Longitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Authorised Inspector(s) signature …

Signature …


(1)  Identification (name/number)


ANNEX VII

NEAFC REPORT ON INSPECTIONS

CONTRACTING PARTY:

 

ASSIGNED INSPECTION VESSEL:

NAME

REGISTRATION NUMBER.

CALL SIGN

NEAFC REFERENCE

ASSIGNED INSPECTORS:

NAME

NEAFC REFERENCE

NAME

NEAFC REFERENCE

PART A.   IDENTIFICATION OF INSPECTED VESSEL

A.1.1.

IMO number …

A.1.2.

International Radio Call Sign …

A.1.3.

Vessel Name …

A.2.

External Registration Number …

A.3.

Vessel Type. …

A.4.

Position of Inspection determined by the inspection vessel

DATE …

TIME … UTC

Latitude … Longitude …

A.5.

Equipment used to determine the position

A.6.

Flag state …

A.7.

Master’s Name and Address. …

A.8.

Vessel Activity …

A.9.

Position of Inspection determined by the inspected vessel

DATE…

TIME … UTC

Latitude. … Longitude …

A.10.

Equipment used to determine the position

Observations by the inspectors, if any: …

… initials : …

PART B.   VERIFICATION  (1)

B.1.

Vessel Documentation

Checked: Y/N

B.1.1.

Authorisation to fish in the NEAFC Regulatory Area :

Y/N

B.1.2.

Authorisation to fish the following regulated resources : …

 

B.1.3.

Where appropriate,

Y/N

Certified Drawing or description of fish room kept on board:

Y/N

B.1.4.

Where appropriate,

Y/N

Certified Drawing or description of refrigerated sea water tanks kept on board:

Y/N

B.1.5.

Where appropriate,

Y/N

Certified Calibration tables of refrigerated sea water tanks kept on board :

Y/N

Observations by the inspectors, if any:

… initials …


B.2.

Reporting of vessel movements / VMS

Checked: Y/N

B.2.1.

Fishing trip

B.2.2.

Reports / VMS

 

Arrival in NEAFC RA

Last position communicated

VMS transponder installed

Y/N

VMS system operative

Y/N

Date

 

 

Are reports communicated

Y/N – If Yes, note:

Time

 

 

a)

Catch ‘on Entry report’

date: …

Longitude

 

 

b)

Weekly catch report

date: …

Latitude

 

 

c)

Transhipment

date:…

Days in NEAFC R.A

 

d)

Last manual position report

date: …

e)

Catch ‘on Exit’ report

date: …

B.3.   Recording of fishing effort and catches

B.3.1.

Fishing Logbook

Checked: Y/N

B.3.1.1.

Are recordings made in accordance with Article 9 (2):

Y/N

B.3.1.1.1.

If not, indicate the inaccurate or missing recording(s):

 

a)

logbook not bound with numbered pages;

b)

fishing gear used;

c)

recording of catches by species and total;

d)

fishing zones / location;

e)

where appropriate

Y/N

transhipments;

f)

where appropriate,

Y/N

transmission of hail reports;

g)

certification of recordings by the master.

h)

other: …


B.3.2

Production Logbook and Stowage Plan

Checked: Y/N

B.3.2.1.

Are production logbook and stowage plan required:

Y/N

B.3.2.2.

Production logbook available :

Y/N

If No, go to 3.2.4

B.3.2.3

If Yes, Information:

COMPLETE/INCOMPLETE

B.3.2.3.1.

If not, indicate the missing information:

 

a)

quantities kept on board in product weight by type of commercial presentation and species;

b)

conversion factors for each type of presentation.;

c)

certification of recordings by the master.

d)

other: …

B.3.2.4.

A stowage plan maintained:

Y/N

B.3.2.5.

If Yes, Information:

COMPLETE/INCOMPLETE

B.3.2.5.1.

If not, indicate the missing information:

 

a)

quantities not stowed by type of commercial presentation and species as indicated in the plan;

b)

quantities by type of commercial presentation and species in the hold not identified.

c)

other: …


B.4.

Catches retained on board

Checked: Y/N

B.4.1.

Quantities recorded by the master

Species

Declared quantities on board

(Kilograms Live weight)

Where available

Processed Quantities

(Kilograms Processed weight)

Conversion factor

On Board (3)

Caught (4)

Transshipped (5)

Total on Board (6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 


B.4.2.

Quantities on board determined by the inspectors

Species

Quantity

(Kilograms Processed weight)

Volume/Density Factor /Conversion Factor

Calculated quantities

(Kilograms Live weight)

Difference % (7)

Observations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 


B.5.

Fishing gear and markings

Checked: Y/N

B.5.1.

Type of fishing gear used (Appendix 2(A) to Annex II (8)): …

B.5.2.

Type of net attachments used (Appendix 2(B) to Annex II (9)): …

B.5.3.

Stationary gear used marked :

Y/N

Comment: …

B.5.4.

Unused gear securely lashed and stowed:

Y/N

Comment : …


B.5.5.

Mesh measurement of gear used

Checked: Y/N

B.5.5.1.

Cod end (inclusive of lengthener(s), if any - Sample of 20 meshes)

Type of Gear (10)

CONDITION : WET/DRY

MATERIAL : …

Average width

Legal size

MESH SIZE (WIDTH)

In Millimetres

(in mm)

(in mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


B.5.5.2.

Chafer Samples of .............. meshes

Type (12)

CONDITION: WET/DRY

MATERIAL: …

Average width

Legal size

MESH SIZE (WIDTH)

In Millimetres

(in mm)

(in mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


B.5.5.3.

Rest of net - Sample of 20 meshes

Type (14)

CONDITION : WET/DRY

MATERIAL: …

Average width

Legal size

MESH SIZE (WIDTH)

In Millimetres

(in mm)

(in mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART C.   EVALUATION

C.1.

Analysis of catches of the last haul

Checked: Y/N

SAMPLE TAKEN: Y/N

Weight: … in Kg.

VISUAL ESTIMATE Y/N

Species

FAO Alpha Code

Weight of Species

(live weight Kg)

%

Undersized Fish

%

Discards

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

PART D.   COOPERATION

D.1.

:

Level of cooperation deemed appropriate

:

Y/N

D.1.1.

:

If not, indicate the shortcomings

:

a)

prevented an inspector from carrying out his duties;

b)

falsifying or concealing the markings, identity or registration of the fishing vessel;

c)

concealing, tampering with or disposing of evidence relating to an investigation;.

d)

failure to facilitate prompt and safe boarding and disembarkation;

e)

failure to allow the inspectors to communicate with authorities of the flag contracting Party and the inspecting contracting Party;

f)

failure to provide access to relevant areas, decks and rooms of the fishing vessel, catch (whether processed or not) nets or other gear, equipment, and any relevant documents

Observations by the inspectors if any: …

… initials: …

PART E.   INFRINGEMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS

E.1.

Infringements noted

Article

List NEAFC provision(s) violated and summarise observations and pertinent facts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seal Number(s)

Refer to evidence, documentation or photographs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.2.   Observations by the inspectors

_

_

_

_

_

_

initials: …

Statement of witness: _

_

_

date: _ signature: _

name: _ address:_

E.3.   Observations by the Master

_

_

_

_

_

_

I, the undersigned, Master of the vessel …, hereby confirm that a copy of this report and second photographs taken, if any, have been delivered to me on this date. My signature does not constitute acceptance of any part of the contents of this report, except my own observations, if any.

Signature: _Date: _

PART F.   DECLARATION BY NEAFC INSPECTORS

Date … and time arrived on board … UTC.

Date … and time of departure … UTC

Where appropriate, date … and time of the termination of the inspection … UTC.

Inspector’s signature(s). …

Inspector’s name(s)…


(1)  In the event that the result of the verification is positive indicate by encircling Y and if negative mark N, otherwise indicate or note the requested information.

(2)  Article 9 of the Scheme corresponds to Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010.

(3)  Quantities on board when entering the NEAFC RA

(4)  Quantities caught and retained on board in the NEAFC RA

(5)  Quantities loaded (+) or unloaded (-) in the NEAFC RA

(6)  Total declared quantities on board at the time of inspection

(7)  Difference between the quantities on board as determined by the inspectors and the total quantities on board as declared by the master

(8)  Appendix 2(A) to Annex II of the Scheme corresponds to Part C of Annex XI to this Regulation.

(9)  Appendix 2(B) to Annex II of the Scheme corresponds to Part D of Annex XI to this Regulation.

(10)  Appendix 2(A) to Annex II ()

(11)  Appendix 2(A) to Annex II of the Scheme corresponds to Part C of Annex XI to this Regulation.

(12)  Appendix 2(B) to Annex II ()

(13)  Appendix 2(B) to Annex II of the Scheme corresponds to Part D of Annex XI to this Regulation.

(14)  Appendix 2(B) to Annex II


ANNEX VIII

PORT STATE CONTROL FORMS

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ANNEX IX

INSPECTION REPORT FORM

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ANNEX X

DATA EXCHANGE FORMAT AND PROTOCOLS

A.   Data exchange format

1.

Data characters shall be in accordance with ISO 8859.1.

2.

Each data transmission shall be structured as follows:

 

a double slash (“//”) and the characters “SR” indicate the start of a message;

 

a double slash (“//”) and field code indicate the start of a data element;

 

a single slash (“/”) separates the field code and the data;

 

pairs of data are separated by space;

 

the characters “ER” and a double slash (“//”) indicate the end of a record.

B.   Data exchange protocols

Data exchange protocols for electronic data transmission of reports and messages between Member States and the Secretary shall be duly tested.

C.1   Format for electronic exchange of fisheries monitoring, inspection and surveillance information

Category

Data Element

Field code

Type

Contents

Definitions

System Details

Start Record

SR

 

 

Indicates start of the record

End Record

ER

 

 

Indicates end of the record

Return Status

RS

Char*3

Codes

ACK / NAK = Acknowledged / Not Acknowledged

Return Error Number

RE

Num*3

001 – 999

Codes indicating errors as received at operation centre)

Message Details

Address destination

AD

Char*3

ISO-3166 Address

Address of the party receiving the message, “XNE” for NEAFC

From

FR

Char*3

ISO-3166 Address

Address of the transmitting party, (Contracting Party)

Type of Message

TM

Char*3

Code

First three letters of the message type

Sequence Number

SQ

Num*6

NNNNNN

Message serial number

Record Number

RN

Num*6

NNNNNN

Serial number of the record in the relevant year

Record Date

RD

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Year, month and date

Record Time

RT

Num*4

HHMM

Hours and minutes in UTC

Date

DA

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Year, month and date

Time

TI

Num*4

HHMM

Hours and minutes in UTC

Cancelled report

CR

Num*6

NNNNNN

Number of the report to be cancelled

Year of the report to be cancelled

YR

Num*4

NNNN

Year of the report to be cancelled

Vessel Registration Details

Radio Call Sign

RC

Char*7

IRCS Code

International Radio Call Sign of the vessel

Vessel name

NA

Char*30

 

Name of the vessel

Ext. registration

XR

Char*14

 

Side Number of the vessel or IMO number in the absence of a side number

Flag State

FS

Char*3

ISO-3166

State of registration

Contracting Party internal reference number

IR

Char*3

ISO-3166

Unique vessel number attributed by the flag State following to registration

Num*9

+ max. 9N

Port Name

PO

Char*20

 

Port of registration of the vessel

Vessel Owner

VO

Char*60

 

Name and address of the vessel owner

Vessel Charterer

VC

Char*60

 

Name and address of the vessel charterer

Vessel Character Details

Vessel capacity

VT

Char*2

“OC”/“LC”

According to:“OC” OSLO 1947 Convention /“LC” LONDON ICTM-69

Unit

 

Num*4

Tonnage

Capacity of the vessel in metric tons

Vessel Power

VP

Char*2

0-99999

Indication of which measurement unit applies "HP" or "KW"

Unit

 

Num*5

 

Total main engine power

Vessel Length

VL

Char*2

“OA”/“PP”

Unit “OA” length overall, “PP” length between perpendiculars

 

 

Num*3

Length in meters

Total length of the vessel in meters, rounded to the nearest whole meter

Vessel Type

TP

Char*3

Code

As listed in Part A of Annex XI

Fishing Gear

GE

Char*3

FAO Code

International Standard Statistical Classification of the Fishing Gear as (Part C of Annex XI)

Licence Details

Date of issuing

IS

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Date of Authorisation to fish for one or more regulated species

Regulated Resources

RR

Char*3

FAO Species Code

FAO Species Code for the regulated resource

Start Date

SD

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Date on which the validity of the authorisation/suspension commences

End Date

ED

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Expiry date of the validity of the authorisation to fish for the regulated resource

Limited Authorisation

LU

Char*1

 

“Y” or “N” to indicate whether a limited authorisation is valid or not

Relevant Area

RA

Char*6

ICES Code

Area(s) prohibited

Species Name

SN

Char*3

FAO Species Code

Prohibited species

Activity Details

Latitude

LA

Char*5

NDDMM *WGS-84)

e.g. //LA/N6235 = 62°35′ North

Longitude

LO

Char*6

E/WDDDMM (WGS-84)

e.g. //LO/W02134 = 21°34′ West

Latitude (decimal)

LT

Char*7

+/-DD.ddd1

Value negative if latitude is in the southern hemisphere1 (WGS84)

Longitude (decimal)

LG

Char*8

+/-DDD.ddd1

Value negative if longitude is in the western hemisphere1 (WGS84)

Trip Number

TN

Num*3

001-999

Number of the fishing trip in current year

Days Fished

DF

Num*3

1 – 365

Number of days the vessel spent in the Regulatory Area during the trip

Predicted Date

PD

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Estimated date UTC for future event

Predicted Time

PT

Num*4

HHMM

Estimated time UTC for future event

Weekly catch

CA

 

 

The cumulative catch retained on board by species, in kilogram live weight rounded to the nearest 100 Kg since the vessel entered the R.A. or, in the event a previous has been transmitted during the same trip, since the last “Catch” report, in pairs as needed.

Species

 

Char*3

FAO species code

 

Quantity

 

Num*7

0-9999999

 

Quantity onboard

OB

 

 

Quantity onboard the vessel by species in kilograms live weight rounded to the nearest 100 Kg, in pairs as needed

Species

 

Char*3

FAO Codes

 

Quantity

 

Num*7

0-9999999

 

Transferred species

KG

 

 

Information concerning the quantities transferred between vessels by species in kilograms live weight rounded to the nearest 100 Kg. whilst operating in the R.A.

Species

 

Char*3

FAO Codes in pairs

 

Quantity

 

Num*7

0-9999999

 

Transhipped From

TF

Char*7

IRCS Code

International Radio Call Sign of the donor vessel

Transhipped To

TT

Char*7

IRCS Code

International Radio Call Sign of the receiving vessel

Coastal state

CS

Char*3

ISO-3166

Coastal state

Port Name

PO

Char*20

 

Name of the actual port

Reporting Details

Catch

CA

 

 

Aggregate catch, landed or transhipped, taken by fishing vessels of the Contracting Party, by species as listed in tonnes live weight, rounded to tonnes, in pairs as needed

Species

 

Char*3

FAO species code

 

Quantity

 

Num*6

0-9999999

 

Cumulative catch

CC

 

 

Cumulative aggregate catch, landed or transhipped, taken by fishing vessels of the Contracting Party, by species as listed in tonnes live weight, rounded to tonnes, in pairs as needed

Species

 

Char*3

FAO species code

 

Quantity

 

Num*6

0-9999999

 

Relevant Area

RA

Char*6

ICES/NAFO Codes

Code for the relevant fishing area

Zone

ZO

Char*3

ISO-3166

The code for a Contracting Party’s zone

Year and month

YM

Num*6

YYYYMM

The relevant year and month of reporting

Surveillance/ Observed details

Latitude

LA

Char*5

NDDMM (WGS-84)

e.g. //LA/N6535 = 65°35′ North

Longitude

LO

Char*6

E/WDDDMM (WGS-84)

e.g. //LO/W02134 = 21°34′ West

Speed

SP

Num*3

Knots * 10

e.g. //SP/105 = 10,5 knots

Course

CO

Num*3

360° degree scale

e.g. //CO/270 = 270°

Activity

AC

Char*3

Activity code

First 3 characters of the activity, see Part B of Annex XI

Means of Surveillance

MI

Char*3

NEAFC Code

“VES” = surface vessel, “AIR” = fixed wing aircraft, “HEL” helicopter

Assigned Inspector CP ID

AI

Char*7

NEAFC Code

ISO-3166 code for the Contracting Party followed by 4 digit number repeated as needed

Observation Ser. No.

OS

Num*3

0 - 999

Serial number of the observation during relevant patrol in the Regulatory Area

Date of sighting

DA

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Date when the vessel is sighted

Time of sighting

TI

Num*4

HHMM

Time in UTC when the vessel is sighted

Object Identification

OI

Char*7

IRCS Code

International Radio Call Sign of the sighted vessel

Photography

PH

Char*1

 

Was there a photography taken, “Y” or “N”

Free Text string

MS

Char*255

 

Free text area

C.2   Field codes used in Annexes, but not used in the electronic exchange of data between the NEAFC Secretary and the Contracting Parties

Category

Data Element

Field code

Type

Contents

Definitions

Logbook

Daily catch

CD

 

 

The total catch retained on board by species of the number of fishing operations per 24 hours period

Species

 

Char*3

FAO species code

FAO species code for species listed in Annex II

Quantity

 

Num*7

0-9999999

Live weight in kilogrammes

Total number of hauls/fishing operations during the day

FO

Num*6

0-999999

Number of fishing operations per 24 hours period

Catch discarded

RJ

 

 

Quantity caught and discarded by species

Species

 

Char*3

FAO species code

FAO species code

Quantity

 

Num*7

0-9999999

Live weight in kilogrammes

Transmission used

TU

 

 

Name of radio station through which the report is transmitted

Masters name

MA

Char*30

 

Name of master

Production logbook

Quantity produced

QP

 

 

Quantity produced by species per day

Species name

 

 

 

FAO species code

Quantity

 

 

 

Total product weight in kilogrammes

Product form

 

 

 

Product form code (Part E of Annex XI)

Quantity

 

 

 

Product weight in kilogrammes

 

 

 

 

Product form code and weight of the product: use as many pairs as needed to cover all products

Cumulative production of the period

AP

 

 

Total quantity produced since the entry into the Regulatory Area by species

Species name

 

 

 

FAO species code

Quantity

 

 

 

Total product weight in kilogrammes

Product form

 

 

 

Product from code (Part E of Annex XI)

Quantity

 

 

 

Product weight in kilogrammes

 

 

 

 

Product form code and weight of the product: use as many pairs as needed to cover all products

Product code

PR

Char*1

 

Product code Part E of Annex XI

Type of packing

TY

Char*3

 

Type of packing Part F of Annex XI

Unit weight

NE

 

 

Net product weight in kilogrammes

Number of units

NU

 

 

Number of units packed

C.3   Field codes described in C.1 or C.2 listed alphabetically

Field code

Data element

Used in report or message

AC

Activity

OBS

AD

Address destination

All

AI

Assigned Inspector

SEN

AP

Cumulative production of the period

Production logbook

CA

Catch

REP, JUR ,CAT, COX, Logbook

CC

Cumulative catch

REP, JUR, Logbook

CD

Daily catch

Logbook

CO

Course

OBS

CR

Cancelled report

CAN

CS

Coastal state

POR

DA

Date

COE, CAT, COX, TRA, POR, POS, ENT, EXI, MAN, SEN, SEX, OBS,Logbook, Production logbook, RET

DF

Days Fished

CAT, COX

ED

End Date

LIM, AUT

ER

End Record

All

FO

Total number of hauls / fishing operations during the day

Logbook

FR

From

All

FS

Flag State

NOT, OBS

GE

Fishing Gear

NOT, Logbook

IR

Contracting Party internal reference number

NOT, WIT, LIM, AUT, SUS, COE, CAT, COX, TRA, POR, POS, ENT, EXI, MAN, Logbook, Production logbook

IS

Date of issuing

AUT

KG

Transferred species

TRA, POR, Logbook

LA

Latitude

COE, CAT, COX, TRA, POR, MAN, SEN, SEX, OBS, Logbook

LG

Longitude (decimal)

POS, ENT

LO

Longitude

COE, CAT, COX, TRA, POR, MAN, SEN, SEX, OBS, Logbook

LT

Latitude (decimal)

POS, ENT

LU

Limited Authorisation

NOT

MA

Masters name

Logbook, Production logbook

MI

Means of Surveillance

SEN, SEX

MS

Free Text string

OBS

NA

Vessel name

NOT, WIT, LIM, AUT, SUS, COE, CAT, COX, TRA, POR, POS, ENT, EXI, MAN, OBS, Logbook, Production logbook

NE

Unit weight

Production logbook

NU

Number of units

Production logbook

OB

Quantity onboard

COE, POR, Logbook

OI

Object Identification

OBS

OS

Observation Ser. No.

OBS

PD

Predicted Date

TRA, POR

PH

Photograph

OBS

PO

Port Name

NOT, POR

PR

Product code

Production logbook

PT

Predicted Time

TRA, POR

QP

Quantity produced

Production logbook

RA

Relevant Area

REP, JUR, LIM, Logbook

RC

Radio Call Sign

All

RD

Record Date

All

RE

Return Error Number

RET

RJ

Catch discarded

Logbook

RN

Record Number

All

RR

Regulated Resources

AUT, SUS

RS

Return Status

RET

RT

Record Time

All

SD

Start Date

WIT, LIM, AUT, SUS

SN

Species name

Production logbook, LIM

SP

Speed

OBS

SQ

Sequence Number

COE, CAT, COX, TRA, POR, POS, ENT, EXI, MAN

SR

Start Record

All

TF

Transhipped From

TRA, Logbook

TI

Time

All

TM

Type of Message

All except Logbook and Production logbook

TN

Trip Number

ENT, COE, CAT, COX, EXI, POS, MAN, TRA, POR, Logbook

TP

Vessel type

NOT, OBS

TT

Transhipped To

TRA, Logbook

TU

Transmission used

Logbook

TY

Type of packing

Production logbook

VC

Vessel Charterer

NOT

VL

Vessel Length

NOT

VO

Vessel Owner

NOT

VP

Vessel Power

NOT

VT

Vessel capacity

NOT

XR

Ext. registration

NOT, OBS, COE, CAT, COX, TRA, POS, MAN, POR, WIT, AUT, LIM, SUS

YM

Year and month

REP, JUR

YR

Year of the report cancelled

CAN

ZO

Zone

JUR

D. 1   Structure of reports and messages as laid down in Annex III when forwarded by Member States to the NEAFC Secretary

Where appropriate, each Member State shall retransmit to the NEAFC Secretary reports and messages received from its vessels in accordance with Articles 9 and 11 of Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010, subject to the following amendments:

the address (AD) shall be replaced by the address of the NEAFC Secretary (XNE);

the data elements “record date” (RD), “record time” (RT), “record number” (RN) and “from” (FR) shall be inserted.

D. 2   Return messages

If a Contracting Party so requests, the NEAFC Secretary shall send a return message every time an electronic transmission of a report or message is received.

a)

Return message format:

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Start Record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, Contracting Party sending the report

From

FR

M

Message detail; XNE is NEAFC (who is sending the return message)

Type of message

TM

M

Message detail; message type RET for return message

Sequence number

SQ

O

Reporting detail; serial number of the report from the vessel in the relevant year, copied from the report which is received.

Radio call sign

RC

O

Reporting detail; international radio call sign of the vessel, copied from the report which is received.

Return Status

RS

M

Reporting detail; code showing whether the report/message is acknowledged or not (ACK or NAK)

Return error number

RE

O

Reporting detail; number showing the type of error. See table b)for return error numbers

Record number

RN

M

Reporting detail; record number of the report/message which is received

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission of the RET message

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission of the RET message

End of Record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

b)

Return error numbers:

Subject/Annex

Errors

Error cause

Follow-up action required

Accepted

Communication

101

 

Message is unreadable

 

102

 

Data value or size out of range

 

104

 

Mandatory data missing

 

105

 

This report is a duplicate and has got the status Not Acknowledge (NAK), because this was the status when received earlier

 

106

 

Unauthorised data source

 

 

150

Sequence error

 

 

151

Date / Time in the future

 

 

155

This report is a duplicate and has got the status Acknowledge (ACK), because this was the status when received earlier

Annex I

 

250

Attempt to re-Notify a vessel

 

 

251

Vessel is not Notified

 

 

252

Species not AUT, or LIM or SUS

Annex III

301

 

Catch prior to Catch on Entry

 

302

 

Transhipment prior to Catch on Entry

 

303

 

Catch on Exit prior to Catch on Entry

 

304

 

No Position received (CAT, TRA, COX)

 

 

350

Position without Catch on Entry

Annex VIII

401

 

Surveillance Exit prior to Surv. Entry

 

 

450

Observation without Surv. Entry

 

 

451

Inspectors or insp. craft not notified


ANNEX XI

CODES TO USE FOR COMMUNICATIONS TO THE NEAFC SECRETARY

A.   Main Vessel Types

FAO Code

Type of vessel

BO

Protection vessel

CO

Fish training vessel

DB

Dredger non continuous

DM

Dredger continuous

DO

Beamer

DOX

Dredger NEI

FO

Fish carrier

FX

Fishing vessel NEI

GO

Gill netter

HOX

Mother ship NEI

HSF

Factory mother ship

KO

Hospital ship

LH

Hand liner

LL

Long liner

LO

Liner

LP

Pole and line vessel

LT

Troller

MO

Multipurpose vessels

MSN

Seiner hand liner

MTG

Trawler drifter

MTS

Trawler purse seiner

NB

Lift netter tender

NO

Lift netter

NOX

Lift netter NEI

PO

Vessel using pumps

SN

Seine netter

SO

Seiner

SOX

Seiner NEI

SP

Purse seiner

SPE

Purse seiner European

SPT

Tuna purse seiner

TO

Trawler

TOX

Trawlers NEI

TS

Side trawler

TSF

Side trawler freezer

TSW

Side trawler wetfish

TT

Stern trawler

TTF

Stern trawler freezer

TTP

Stern trawler factory

TU

Outrigger trawlers

WO

Trap setter

WOP

Pot vessels

WOX

Trap setters NEI

ZO

Fish research vessel

DRN

Drifnetter

NEI = Not Elsewhere Identified


B.   Main vessel activities

Alpha Code

Category

ANC

Anchoring

DRI

Drifting

FIS

Fishing

HAU

Hauling

PRO

Processing

STE

Steaming

TRX

Trans-shipping on or off loading

OTH

Others - to be Specified


C.   Main Gear types

FAO Alpha Code

Gear type

Surrounding Nets

PS

With purse lines

PS1

1 vessel purse seine

PS2

2 vessels purse seine

Seine Nets

SSC

Seine Scottish

Trawls – Bottom

OTB

Bottom otter trawl

PTB

Bottom pair trawls

TBN

Bottom trawl Nephrop

TBS

Bottom trawl shrimp

OTT

Otter twin trawl

Trawls – Midwater

OTM

Midwater otter trawl

PTM

Midwater trawls pair

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

GNS

Gillnet anchored

GND

Drift nets

GEN

Gill tangle net (Not specified)

Traps

FPO

Pot

Hooks and Lines

LHP

Hand lines

LHM

Hand line mechanical

LLS

Set line long line

LLD

Drifting long line

LL

Long line

LTL

Trolling long line

LX

Hook and lines

Harvesting Machines

HMP

Pumps


D.   Main categories of devices and attachments of gear

FAO 3 Alpha Code

Attachment or device

BSC

Bottom-side chafer

TSC

Top-side chafer

SBG

Strengthening bag

CPP

Chafing or protection piece

CDL

Cod line

LST

Lifting straps

RST

Round straps

FLP

Flapper

SNT

Sieve netting

SRP

Strengthening ropes

TQT

‘Torquette’

MLT

Median lacing of a trouser codend

STL

Strengthening lacing

LAR

Lacing rope

FLT

Float

EMD

Electro-mechanical devices

KTE

Kite

SPG

Separation Grids

SMP

Square mesh panel

CSS

Cod end sensu stricto

OTH

Others to be specified


E.   Product form codes

3-Alpha

Presentation

Description

CBF

Cod butterfly (escalado)

HEA with skin on, spine on, tail on

CLA

Claws

Claws only

DWT

ICCAT code

Gilled, gutted, part of head off, fins off

FIL

Filleted

HEA + GUT + TLD + bones off Each fish originates two fillets

FIS

Filleted and skinned fillets

FIL + SKI Each fish originates two fillets not joined by any part

FSB

Filleted with skin and bones

Filleted with skin and bones on

FSP

Filleted skinned with pinbone

Filleted with skin removed and pinbone on

GHT

Gutted headed and tailed

GUH + TLD

GUG

Gutted and gilled

Guts and gills removed

GUH

Gutted and headed

Guts and head removed

GUL

Gutted liver in

GUT without removing liver parts