Food labelling is used to convey accurate messages about what the product is. Food labelling can cover aspects like nutrition, country of origin and allergens. Below is a collection of articles related to food labelling. To find out more about our food labelling advice services get in touch –

Selection of common allergenic foods

Optimising food allergen management – through risk management and risk communication

This white paper is structured into these four key sections and summarises some of the key insights and updates shared during our ‘Optimising food allergen m...

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The latest ‘greenwashing’ updates – responsible communication of environmental, sustainability and green claims

Outlining the latest regulatory developments in the EU, UK and other English-speaking markets, the challenges they present and how to approach them.

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‘Hot topics’ top 5 – the key focus areas and industry challenges that our members are talking about

The hottest topics that were most discussed in our 2023 Member Interest Group (MIG) meetings, why these issues are ‘hot’, what the challenges are and how we ...

Selection of common foods related to allergies

Asking our network about their food allergen cross-contact concerns

We asked our LinkedIn network for feedback on allergen cross-contact via a number of poll questions about their concerns in this area.

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Allergen labelling

In EU legislation, there are 14 groups of food raw materials that must be labelled on food and drink packages if they have been deliberately included as an i...

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Frequently answered questions about EU-harmonised and UK food law

Based on common enquiries received by our Regulatory Affairs team, we have compiled some key information on the provision of information on labels of prepack...

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Food allergen management and labelling – the food industry’s evolution

Helen Arrowsmith, Regulatory Affairs Manager and Allergen Specialist reflects on the industry’s evolution with respect to food allergen labelling and managem...

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Food allergen labelling – the difference between ‘gluten’ and ‘cereals containing gluten’

Helen Arrowsmith (Regulatory Affairs Manager and Allergen Specialist), Christopher James (Safety and Quality Specialist, Allergens) and Lewis Wallis (Regulat...

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Are you following developments in precautionary allergen labelling and information?

This blog discusses precautionary allergen labelling/information (often referred to as ‘may contain’ statements) and details recent developments in this area.

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Recent developments in alcohol labelling

One of our regulatory experts clarifies and simplifies some of the recent changes and developments in how alcohol labels need to be presented.

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Want air fryer cooking instructions on pack? Here’s more detail from Greg Hooper, Instruction Services Manager on why this is such a challenge

Despite the popularity and success of air fryers, the variability of cooking performance currently presents a food safety barrier to cooking instruction vali...

Legislation on country of origin or place of provenance for primary ingredients

Legislation on country of origin or place of provenance for primary ingredients

Legislation relating to the provision of information on the origin of primary ingredients applies from 1 April 2020

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Allergen labelling of prepacked foods

This presentation discusses allergen labelling worldwide and how it compares to the EU.

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Calculating duty correctly

Duty is paid when goods are brought into a country or trading area. Rates of duty are different for different commodities and different origin countries.

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Nutritional labelling of alcoholic drinks

Labelling of ingredients and nutrition information on most alcoholic drinks has long been voluntary in the United Kingdom, European Union and most world mark...

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Sugar reduction in the UK and the implications for labelling

This session explains the impact that sugar reduction is having on labelling practices for food business in the UK.


Updates to Canadian food labelling requirements

Following swiftly on from similar changes in the United States, on 14th December 2016, Health Canada announced changes to certain labelling elements.

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Changes to gluten-free labelling legislation

The legislation regarding gluten-free labelling and information is changing; new rules apply from 20th July 2016.

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Nutrition and health labelling

Adequate human nutrition requires the regular intake of around fifty different components of foods, split between the macronutrients, the micronutrients and ...

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Food Information to Consumers Regulation: FAQs

The Food Information to Consumers Regulation (Regulation (EU) 1169/2011) is being referred to using several different abbreviations.

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Tolerances for nutrient values declared on a food or drink label

Tolerances for nutrition labelling purposes are important as it is not possible for foods to always contain the exact levels of energy and nutrients that are...

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A planning guide for implementing FIC labelling changes

Having worked on the practical implementation of getting the requirements of FIC onto a physical label, I understand how difficult and daunting this task can...

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The FIC is making plenty of work for us, too!

Food legislation is a complex area, with plenty of pitfalls for the unwary.

Change in food labelling legislation

Change in food labelling legislation

Principal food law advisor Ruth Price discusses the main provisions of the Food Information Regulation, which is due to be enforced in December ...

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All change on labelling requirements

The Food Information Regulation has finally been agreed. After much debate, we now know what changes to food labels are going to be required.

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Food labelling: easing 'constructive tension'

The food label is the 'face' of most products. It is what people first see.

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