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The new Food Labelling rules are contained in the Provision of Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIC) which became law on 13th December 2011. This guidance resource includes new requirements brought in by this law. Originally called FIR, but recently this changed to FIC. The UK Food Information Regulation statutory instrument which will outline penalties for non-compliance, UK interpretations and detail enforcement responsibilities, which DEFRA is consulting on, WILL be called the FIR!
Food labelling law is outlined in the new Regulation EU 1169/2011 which says that food information shall not be misleading as well as bringing together some of the old rules.
Does my food labelling comply with the new labelling rules?
Label changes are expensive, but wrongly labelled food could be fatal to certain consumers, or trigger a withdrawal or recall of the entire batch. Our resource has links to the current and new labelling legislation together with official guidance. The new Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIC) makes changes to the existing labelling laws. Once the rules are enforced, if your labels do not comply, you will be committing an offence. Find out more...
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Is your allergen food labelling right?
All foods whether sold pre-packed or loose require information about allergens from December 2014. Do you comply? More about allergens…
I don’t sell pre-packed food, why do I need food labelling?
The new rules mean non-prepacked foods require some information to be available to consumers even though they are sold without labels. More…
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Food Label Checklist and Food Label Examples
Our label checklist helps you make sure you don’t omit required information. The example labels demonstrate what may be on a label and link to further information on each statement.