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Labelling

Business guidance

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.
There is specific information for different types of food including pre-packed and loose foods.
How to label allergens and avoid allergen-cross contamination when producing pre-packed food.
Guidance on what a higher risk product is, labelling, packaging, chemical safety and controls on plant health.
Guidance on the labelling requirements wine must meet to 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.
Requirements for the authorisation and marketing of feed additives, and a list of feed additives under withdrawal.

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.