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Or. {EN}en

Justification

This new Annex is needed to help define a font size of greater than or equal to 1.2mm.



Amendment 751

John Bowis

Proposal for a regulation

Annex XIII b (new)





Amendment

ANNEX XIII b

Legibility

The following criteria should be considered in the design of labels. If one or more of the criteria cannot be met a larger character size than that given in Article 14.1 should be considered.

Criteria

Recommended

Measurement

Best Avoided

Contrast

Black type on a white background or good tonal contrast.

70%
Luminance ratio


Dark type on a dark background

Light type on a light background

Green/red or other combinations which makes reading difficult for those who are colour blind.

Text type and format


Open fonts such as Arial for letters

Bold type if print quality is retained




Ornate fonts

Shadowing

Italics

Layout

Text that starts from and is aligned with the left margin



Text wrapping

Print quality, depending on method

For print systems that may give rise to lower print quality, care may be needed to produce good sharpness and resolution of text and alignment and registration of colour.





White space around text

Adequate space around printing

At least 80% of font size



Surfaces

Matt finish printing surface



Metallic and shiny surfaces

Rough surfaces


Or. {EN}en

Justification

This new Annex adds a set of legibility criteria that should be considered in the design of labels.





1OJ L 40, 11.2.1989, p. 27.

1OJ L 66, 13.3.1999, p. 26.

2OJ L 66, 13.3.1999, p. 26.

1The diaphragm and the masseters are part of the skeletal muscles, while the heart, tongue, the muscles of the head (other than the masseters), the muscles of the carpus, the tarsus and the tail are excluded.

2For labelling in English, this designation may be replaced by the generic name of the ingredient for the animal species concerned.

3The connective tissue content is calculated on the basis of the ratio between collagen content and meat protein content. The collagen content means the hydroxyproline content multiplied by a factor of 8.

4The diaphragm and the masseters are part of the skeletal muscles, while the heart, tongue, the muscles of the head (other than the masseters), the muscles of the carpus, the tarsus and the tail are excluded.

5For labelling in English, this designation may be replaced by the generic name of the ingredient for the animal species concerned.

1Only for processed cheeses and products based on processed cheeses.

2Only for processed cheeses and products based on processed cheeses.

3The specific name or EC number shall not be required to be indicated.

4The specific name or EC number shall not be required to be indicated.


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