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Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 24 March 2022 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Kúria – Hungary) – Somogy Megyei Kormányhivatal v Upfield Hungary Kft.

(Case C-533/20) 1

(Reference for a preliminary ruling – Consumer protection – Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 – Provision of food information to consumers – Labelling – Mandatory particulars – List of ingredients – Specific name of those ingredients – Addition of a vitamin to a food – Obligation to indicate the specific name of that vitamin – No obligation to indicate the vitamin formulation used)

Language of the case: Hungarian

Referring court


Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Somogy Megyei Kormányhivatal

Defendant: Upfield Hungary Kft.

Operative part of the judgment

Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Directive 87/250/EEC, Council Directive 90/496/EEC, Commission Directive 1999/10/EC, Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Directives 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Commission Regulation (EC) No 608/2004, must be interpreted, having regard specifically to Article 18(2), as meaning that, where a vitamin has been added to a food, the list of the ingredients of that food does not have to include, in addition to the name of that vitamin, the name of the vitamin formulation used.


1 OJ C 28, 25.1.2021.