Top two regulatory concerns
Maintaining an awareness of current food and drink legislation can be challenging for the food industry. Global regulatory awareness becomes increasingly important as the UK moves outside of the EU.
The top two enquiries received by our UK regulatory affairs team are questions relating to product naming, and nutrition and health claims.
This is perhaps surprising as the most recent labelling legislation in the EU has applied since 2014 and the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation has applied since 2006. However, shifting product trends and the Government driven health agenda to reduce sugar are resulting in new, reformulated and innovative products. Also, product name is important to help new products to stand out in a competitive market.