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Labelling

Business guidance

Guidance to help UK approved establishments and other food businesses operators manage the changeover to the new identification mark that must be applied to products of animal origin (POAO), such as meat, egg products, fish, cheese and milk, after the end of the EU Transition Period at 11pm GMT on 31 December 2020. This guidance includes information about applying the new mark before the end of the Transition Period.
Guidance for businesses that use the health and identification marks for food products of animal origin (POAO) such as meat, egg products, fish, cheese and milk.
Guidance on the health and identification marks that must be applied to products of animal origin (POAO), such as meat, egg products, fish, cheese and milk, after the end of the EU Transition Period at 11pm GMT on 31 December 2020.
Guidance on what a higher risk product is, labelling, packaging, chemical safety and controls on plant health.
Wine produced or imported in the UK must comply with EU regulations on wine labelling. This page sets out the requirements wine must meet in regards to labelling before it can be sold in the UK.
It is mandatory for nutrition information to be declared on prepacked food. Local authorities enforce the regulation in NI, England and Wales. We regulate and make enforcement regulations but don’t carry out enforcement.
How to label your food packaging products and the legal requirements that you have to follow as a food business.
How to label allergens and avoid allergen-cross contamination when producing pre-packed food.
There is specific information for different types of food including pre-packed and loose foods.
Feed additives can only be placed on the market and used for animal feed within the UK and EU if they have been authorised for use. There are controls which outline additives which are authorised for use in animal feed.

Consumer guidance

Information about genetically modified (GM) foods and how we assess the safety and labelling requirements of these products.
Understanding 'best before' and 'use by' dates on food labels and how you must treat them differently.