Last updated on 5 December 2008

Revised provisions on nitrites/nitrates in meat products: Guidance notes

Guidance on the revised provisions on nitrates/nitrates in meat products set out in The Miscellaneous Food Additives and the Sweeteners in Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2007 and parallel regulations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

About this information:

Applies to all four UK nations


This information is for:

  • manufacturers and retailers of meat products
  • enforcement authorities

Legal status:

This guidance is to accompany The Miscellaneous Food Additives and the Sweeteners in Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2007 and parallel regulations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.