This Practice Note explains the requirements imposed on food business operators (FBOs) under Retained Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (FIC) and the Food Information Regulations 2014, SI 2014/1855, (FIR 2014). It explains the relevant legislation which dictates the content of food labelling in Europe and the UK, the current law on food labelling, the different responsibilities imposed in the food supply chain, enforcement of food labelling law and the sanctions for breach. It also considers the impact of Brexit on food labelling law during, and after, the implementation period.
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