Food information and food labelling law
Produced in partnership with Giles Bedloe of 9 Gough Chambers and Dominic Watkins of DWF LLP

The following Corporate Crime practice note produced in partnership with Giles Bedloe of 9 Gough Chambers and Dominic Watkins of DWF LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Food information and food labelling law
  • Impact of Brexit on food labelling law
  • Regulatory framework
  • Key obligations
  • Different responsibilities depending on position in supply chain
  • Mandatory food information
  • Annex III: additional mandatory particulars
  • Minimum font size
  • Language
  • Distance selling
  • More...

Food information and food labelling law

Forthcoming change: On 1 October 2021, the Food Information (Amendment) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1218 come into force. Often referred to as ‘Natasha’s law’, these Regulations amend the Food Information Regulations 2014, SI 2014/1855, to provide that food that is pre-packed for direct sale, whether supplied to a final consumer or to a mass caterer, must have a list of ingredients provided directly on the package or on a label attached to the package and must have the name of the food provided directly on the package or on a label attached to the package. For further information, see the guidance pages on the Food Standard Agency’s website Allergen guidance for food businesses and Allergen labelling changes for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food as well as News Analysis: Food Information (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019—examining the impacts.

Impact of Brexit on food labelling law

As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK ceased to be an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK entered an implementation period, during which it continued to be subject to EU law. The implementation period ended at 11 pm on 31 December 2020 (IP completion day). Thereafter, the UK ceased to be subject to EU law with the exception of Northern Ireland (NI) which—in accordance with the Northern Ireland Protocol, intended

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