Labelling and allergens

In Wales and Northern Ireland, we are responsible for the policy on food labelling and food compositional standards which are safety and non-safety related. In Northern Ireland, this includes nutrition policy and labelling. The Welsh Government are responsible for nutrition policy and labelling in Wales.

In England, we are responsible for food safety related labelling including allergens. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are responsible for the policy on food labelling and food compositional standards which are non-safety related only. The Department of Health and Social Care are responsible for nutrition policy and labelling.