From the 13th December 2014, new allergen labelling laws came into effect for food businesses (including street food and mobile catering) in the UK. The new piece of European legislation is called the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) and it changes the way allergen information appears on labels and on food that is pre-packed, sold loose or served when you are eating outside of the home.
You can find detailed Department of Health guidance on creating a front of pack (FoP) nutrition label for pre-packed products sold through retail outlets here.
With the introduction of new labelling regulations, some companies in the food industry may find that their current label printing capabilities are not able to provide properly compliant labels for packed and processed foods. As information such as country of origin, nutritional information and allergens is now mandatory, it is important that this information be highlighted in such a way to make it stand out on the label.
At Royston Labels, we can help assist and give your company advice to ensure that your products will meet with these new regulations.
For more information, please call the sales team today on 01763 212020.