New EU regulation most significant labelling development in recent years

 Breaking News
  • Sweets and Snacks New Product Development Thrives on Adventure and Bite-size Trends With one in four global consumers increasing their consumption of confectionery over the past year (Innova Market Insights Consumer Survey, 2018) because “there is more variety & novelty available,” the food industry is responding. New data from Innova Market Insights finds a 15 percent average annual growth in global confectionery launches with a “discovery” claim [...]...
  • 80,000 Tonnes of Skimmed Milk Powder Sold in Biggest Tender A total of 80,424.05 tonnes of the skimmed milk powder bought into public stock by the European Commission since 2015 were sold in the latest tender sale, bringing the remaining stock to around 22,000 tonnes out of the original 380,000 tonnes, stockpiled since the crisis that hit the dairy sector in 2015. In effect, almost [...]...
  • Müller Rolls Out ‘Stealth’ Milk Caps Müller, Britain’s leading producer of branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients, is rolling out a new lightweight recyclable milk cap, which uses 13% less plastic material. The innovative solution allows the business to remove 300 tonnes of plastic every year, the equivalent weight of 231 million ‘stealth’ milk caps. The dairy company has [...]...
  • Greene King Announces New Chief Executive The board of Greene King has announced that Nick Mackenzie will join the board on 1st May 2019 as chief executive in succession to Rooney Anand. Nick Mackenzie will be joining from Merlin Entertainments where, as a member of the executive committee, he is responsible for the Midway portfolio of attractions, which comprises over 100 [...]...
  • Irish Grocery Market Hits Festive Record as Retailers Cash in on Christmas The Irish grocery market grew by an impressive 3.0% over the 12 weeks to 30 December, ensuring a record festive period for retailers. The latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows value sales reached €995 million in the month of December – the highest monthly total ever recorded in the Irish grocery market. This was driven by [...]...

New EU regulation most significant labelling development in recent years

November 30
14:37 2011

New EU Regulation No. 1169/2011 on Provisions of Food Information to Consumers will have a massive impact on the way businesses develop and market their products, says one of the UK’s leading specification and labelling services companies.


Lorraine Eve,Head of Regulatory Affairsfor Ashbury Labelling, says the new legislation will mark a real change from those before it.“The new EU legislation sees a key shift from allowing the food industry to apply its own voluntary labelling requirements, towards a mandatory approach to regulating food labelling information – the biggest changes being the introduction of mandatory nutrition declarations and the setting of a minimum font size for labelling information.” said Lorraine.  “These two changes alone will have a huge bearing on those within the food and drink industry who not only need to adapt their methods to comply with the new requirements, but will have to fundamentally change the way they design their labels.”


Lorraine will be presenting a summary of the key changes for Regulatory and Technical professional at the Food Safety, Health Claims and Regulation in Europe conference taking place in Brussels on the 30 November. The session will focus on what changes manufacturers will need to make to comply with new requirements, the implications for consumers and how to overcome the time and cost constraints of the new regulations.


Lorraine added: “As a Regulation which automatically applies to all EU member states, it should result in a more consistent application of the labelling rules, making the marketing of food products across Europe simpler.  This is especially important with the increase in distance selling over the last decade. If consumers do not have access to the right information, then they cannot make informed decisions about their own diet. Although the new regulation will no doubt create some challenges for the industry, hopefully it will demonstrate some real value to consumers that make the changes really worth it.”

For more information on Ashbury Labelling’s presentation or the Food Safety, Health Claims and Regulation in Europe conference, go to http://www.c5-online.com/foodlaw/agenda.

About Author



Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here