Labelling Food

The Food Information to Consumers Regulation 1169/2011(FIC) superceded many old directives and regulations

Mandatory label requirements for pre-packed and loose foods are covered in the handbook. Labelling regulations cover not only the writing on the packaging, but also graphics, shape, advertising and display position of goods. Consumers must not be misled.

What should go on a label?

Food labelling is complicated. We cover the main points of food labelling and outline the requirements for loose foods and pre-packed foods within the pack. Dates on labels and allergen labelling are covered.

Getting labels wrong can result in expensive recalls and withdrawals.

For more information on see Food Labelling page.