0370 270 6000

Food information regulation agreed, but the saga continues!

28 June 2011

The EU council has given its ‘green light’ to the European Parliament after a provisional agreement on the regulation was reached last week. Parliament will vote on the regulation on 5 July 2011.

The regulation will, amongst other things, extend compulsory country of origin labelling, create new requirements in relation to allergens, vegetable oils and imitation foods, and create a new ‘mandatory nutrition declaration’.

Proposals in relation to trans fats, and the further extension of country of origin labelling have been left in the hands of the commission to assess further. To add to this the EUFIC only yesterday released a report questioning whether consumers make healthier choices as a result of nutrition information on packaging.

Businesses may therefore find themselves further amending their labelling not long after the current proposals come into effect.

If approved, businesses will have 3 years to adapt to the new rules, and then a further 2 years to apply the ‘mandatory nutrition declaration’.

Related opinions

Building Safety Bill receives Royal Assent

The new regime introduced by the Act will take shape over the next 18 months, but those who design, build or manage high rise buildings are being urged to get ready for the changes to be introduced through the act.

View blog

Right to Work Checks: Changes from 6 April 2022

From 6 April 2022, right to work checks on all migrant or settled prospective employees must be online and checks on British or Irish nationals will be manual (free) or digital (charged for).

View blog

Building Safety Bill amendments

In March the government proposed a number of changes to the Building Safety Bill. The new amendments propose additional protection for leaseholders to prevent them from being charged for cladding work if they own up to three properties.

View blog

HSE Campaign Targets Construction Industry in Birmingham

The HSE has announced a campaign targeting health and safety in the construction industry in Birmingham. The Campaign is in response to a significant increase in development across the city, partly as a result of preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

View blog

Mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up