Regulatory

Food regulations aim to ensure that food is safe and of adequate quality. Food and drink legislation, understanding its implications and remaining alert to changes can be challenging. Below is a collection of articles related to food regulations. To find out more about our regulatory services get in touch – support@campdenbri.co.uk.

Range of high fat, salt and sugar foods

Understand UK HFSS legislation in 3 points

The new series of restrictions on the promotion of foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) comes into force in England and Wales in October 2022. ...


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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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Single-use plastic waste

Single-use plastic ban in the European Union

The EU Single-Use Plastics Directive is making big changes to food service packaging habits. With the EU member states taking a variety of approaches to put ...


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Titanium dioxide: The reformulation challenge countdown has started

Titanium dioxide (TiO2), also known as E171, is widely used for optimising whiteness to foods. Following the adoption and publication of a new EU Regulation ...


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Exporting to China? Register with the GACC to comply with new food products regulation.

This year, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) released Decree No. 248 and Decree No. 249, with a view to regulate...


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Recent developments in Chinese food legislation

This presentation explains the registration process that overseas food manufacturers need to go through when exporting their food products to China. ...


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Food service MIG

Webinar: Food service MIG - Autumn 2021

Your Member Interest Groups (MIGs) meetings were online this Autumn. Tuesday 14 October 2021.


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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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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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Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol in food and drink – what are the issues?

Ingredients derived from hemp (Cannabis sativa) are stimulating innovation in a wide range of food and drink products.


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Allergen labelling

Allergen labelling of prepacked foods

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


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Cakes and baked goods

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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Novel Foods

Novel Foods Regulation – what has changed?

This presentation discusses the changes to the definition of a novel food, the authorisation process and how the new Regulation makes it ea...


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Food packaging

Five things to get right when making a sensory claim

It is becoming increasingly important for producers to differentiate their products in a way that will provide a competitive advantage and entice consumers t...


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Novel foods

Changes in approval of novel foods

The new Novel Foods Regulation (2015/2283) applies from 1 January 2018 and revoked the previous legislation that had been in force for 20 years.


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Beer labels

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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Sports food

Regulatory considerations for sports foods

The majority of 'sports' products including protein powders and drinks are now regulated as ‘normal’ foods.


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Rice

Arsenic – complying with new limits in food

Arsenic is known to be harmful to health, but not all forms of arsenic are equally toxic.


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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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Halal compliance

Halal compliance, the big issue?

One of the areas that our International Regulatory Affairs team frequently get asked about is compliance with Halal requirements.


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USA

Exporting food and drink to the USA

The United States is an attractive market for many UK and European food and drink manufacturers.


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Food labels

United States Food and Drug Administration Nutrition Facts Panel Requirements Update

In one of the largest changes to food labelling legislation in the United States of America for decades, the "iconic" Nutrition Facts Panel on food packages ...


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Gluten Free

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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Japan – a gateway to Asia

Choosing the right market when exporting food is an exciting yet challenging task.


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Introduction to the China National Food Safety Standard for Uses of Food Additives

In order to strictly regulate the use of food additives and food flavourings and re-build the confidence of consumers, China has now streamlined its food sup...


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Food Safety Modernization Act

Changing rules for food businesses exporting to the US.


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Novel food

New EU Regulation to speed up approval of Novel Foods

A new EU Novel Foods Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2283 will come into force on 31st December 2015 and apply from 1 January 2018.


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Food testing

Exploiting the Asian market

Attractive incentives and extensive support are available for companies interested in reaching or supporting the food and drink market in north-east Asia.


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Consumers

Nutrition, health and wellbeing: the consumer perspective

Over the last 5 to 10 years there has been a growth in research and media attention in the areas of health, nutrition and well-being from the perspective of ...


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FIC

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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Tolerance

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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Exporting to the UK

Exporting to the UK

Steve Spice and Julian South discuss some of the issues that those exporting food and drink to the UK need to consider – including labelling ...


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Article 8

Article 8 – Responsibilities under EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation

New rules will come into place from 13 December 2014 that will require allergen labelling to be available to consumers in all mass catering establishments.


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FIC

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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Enzymes

Product development and the Responsibility Deal

The Public Health Responsibility Deal is a government–led initiative to tap into the potential for businesses and other influential organisations to make a s...


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Food labels

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

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


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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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Windmills

Carbon footprinting of your operations

In June 2012 the UK Government announced its decision to introduce mandatory carbon reporting for large companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.


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FIR

The Food Information Regulation: 10 things you need to know

The Food Information Regulation has finally been agreed. Published on 22 November 2011, it came into force on 13 December 2011.


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Drinks label

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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Labelling expertise

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