Food and drink labelling seminar

Food and drink labelling seminar

15 December 2020

Member: £70 + VAT / Non-member: £110 + VAT

Group discounts available on request. Contact Training

Online event


Food labelling legislation has changed substantially over recent years and the end of the EU exit transition period will create further implications. For labellers, keeping up with the latest developments is essential in order to continue to produce legally compliant labels.

Presentations will be on the following themes:

  • End of the EU Exit Transition period – implications for food labelling, what needs to change for UK and/or EU markets, estimated timescales, adjustment periods and enforcement perspective. The end of the EU exit transition period will have an impact on various elements of food labelling. Looking at the latest guidance and gaining perspectives from a variety of industry experts to offer advice for companies on food labelling after January 2021.
  • New legislation – new or upcoming legislation and the impact on food labelling. Offering an update on any new and upcoming legislation or guidance that may impact on the way food products are labelled.

Who should attend

The seminar is perfect for anyone involved in food labelling and information provision; from product development, technical management, quality assurance and marketing to regulatory affairs and enforcement.

Benefits of attending

The seminar will examine the current and forthcoming labelling landscape and will look at updates to key legislation and guidance. Various perspectives will be offered from industry, consumer, policy and enforcement to enable delegates to ensure they are up to date with the recent developments that should to be considered when looking at food labels.

Event Director

Lorna Yates


Time Presentation
09:00 Welcome from your Chair's
Sharon Morey, Campden BRI and Lorna Yates, Campden BRI
09:20 Overview of current guidance on food labelling changes required from 1 January 2021
Campden BRI speaker (tbc)
09:50 Weights and measures marking and expected impact from 1 January 2021
Packaged goods are at present marked with an ℮ by the packer or importer as a self-declaration that the goods meet the harmonised legal metrology quantity and labelling requirements contained in Directive 76/211/EEC.
This Presentation looks at the current requirements for labelling of ℮ marked goods and the responsibilities of the packer and importer, and refers to relevant guidance on how these requirements can be met. It goes on the indicate what will happen at the end of the Brexit Transition Period on 31st December, 2020 should there be no trade agreement with the EU in place.
Howard Burnett, Consultant Metrologist
10:30 Comfort break
10:50 Labelling of organic foods from 1 January 2021
Soil Association speaker (tbc)
11:30 Labelling changes required from 1 January 2021 from an enforcement perspective
David Pickering, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards
12:10 Potential implications of the changes to UK Government’s obesity strategy
Campden BRI speaker (tbc)
12:40 Remaining Q&As
13:00 Close


  • Sharon Morey, Campden BRI
    Sharon Morey is a Food Law Advisor in the Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI. She has more than 30 years experience working in the food manufacturing and food retail industry in particular within the health and nutritional supplement sectors.
    Sharon studied nutrition and has extensive industry experience having enjoyed a number of different roles including new product development, training, marketing, consumer relations and technical and regulatory support.
    She has contributed to and written articles for nutritional and pharmaceutical trade and consumer publications.
    Sharon joined Campden BRI in 2016 and works with colleagues to provide legislative advice to the food and drinks industry and presents on scheduled and tailored training courses in all aspects of food law.
  • Lorna Yates, Campden BRI
    Lorna Yates joined Campden BRI at the beginning of January 2019 and is currently a Food Law Adviser in the Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI, which is responsible for the provision of information, advice, training and consultancy to the food and drinks industry.
    Lorna has experience within the food industry; having previously worked for an organic control body certifying organic food and drink to organic standards and in technical and operational roles within a food manufacturing business.
    Lorna has a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath and an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Warwick.
  • Howard Burnett, Consultant Metrologist
    Howard started a career in Trading standards in 1972 and represented the UK on the European Cooperation in Legal Metrology (WELMEC) WG6-Prepackages since 1995 producing guidance on ℮ marked prepackages and retiring as Convenor last year. Since 1978 he has been involved in training Trading Standards Officers particularly in the field of legal metrology and now runs his own consultancy providing advice and training on metrology and quality systems and acts as an assessor for the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Please note that copies of the presentations will not be available on the day but will be emailed within a few days of the event as an electronic download in PDF format.

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