Food labelling e-learning course
Links and resources

Links and resources

Legislation

EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation (1.1MB)

Regulation (EC) 1334/2008 on flavourings (4.5MB)

Regulation (EC) 1333/2008 on food additives (3.3MB)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 41/2009 concerning the composition and labelling of food stuffs suitable for people intolerant to gluten (43KB)

European Union Commission Regulation setting the rules for applications concerning the use of generic descriptors (denominations) (713KB)

The Foodstuffs Suitable for People Intolerant to Gluten (England) Regulations 2010

Directive 2009/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (763KB)

Commission Directive 2006/141/EC of 22 December 2006 on infant formulae and follow-on formulae and amending Directive 1999/21/EC (as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1243/2008 of 12 December 2008, Commission Directive 2013/26/EU of 8 February 2013 and Commission Directive 2013/46/EU of 28 August 2013) (912KB)

Council Directive 92/52/EEC of 18 June 1992 on infant formulae and follow-on formulae intended for export to third countries (221KB)

The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007 No. 3521) (89KB)

The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008 No. 2445) (56KB)

The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula(England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013 No. 3243) (155KB)

The Processed Cereal–based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children (England) Regulations 2003 (2003 No. 3207) (95KB)

Commission Directive 2006/125/EC of 5 December 2006 on processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children (89KB)

Commission Directive 96/8/EC of 26 February 1996 on foods intended for use in energy-restricted diets for weight reduction (49KB)

The Foods Intended for Use in Energy Restricted Diets for Weight Reduction Regulations 1997 (1997 No. 2182) (238KB)

The Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2007 (2007 No. 2591) (56KB)

The Medical Food (England) Regulations 2000 (2000 No. 845) (37KB)

Commission Directive 1999/21/EC of 25 March 1999 on dietary foods for special medical purposes (688KB)

Regulation (EU) No 609/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on food intended for infants and young children, food for special medical purposes, and total diet replacement for weight control and repealing Council Directive 92/52/EEC, Commission Directives 96/8/EC, 1999/21/EC, 2006/125/EC and 2006/141/EC, Directive 2009/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulations (EC) No 41/2009 and (EC) No 953/2009 (1.1MB)

Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods (740KB)

The Wine Regulations 2011 (SI 2011 No. 2936) (557KB)

Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (2.9MB)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 607/2009 of 14 July 2009 laying down certain detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2008 as regards protected designations of origin and geographical indications, traditional terms, labelling and presentation of certain wine sector products (688KB)

Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89 (1.1MB)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 936/2009 of 7 October 2009 applying the agreements between the European Union and third countries on the mutual recognition of certain spirit drinks (701KB)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1337/2013 of 13 December 2013 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry (727KB)

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council regarding the mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for meat used as an ingredient (COM(2013) 755 final, SWD(2013) 437 final, 17.12.2013) (100KB)

Commission Staff Working Document: Origin labelling for meat used as an ingredient: consumers' attitude, feasibility of possible scenarios and impacts (1.3MB)

Commission Terms of Reference for Study on the mandatory indication of origin or place of provenance of unprocessed foods, single ingredient products and ingredients that represent more than 50% of a food (128KB)

Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (401KB)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1898/2006 of 14 December 2006 laying down detailed rules of implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (507KB)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1216/2007 of 18 October 2007 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 509/2006 on agricultural products and foodstuffs as traditional specialities guaranteed (787KB)

UK guidance

Food Standards Agency Guidance on the labelling of certain food colours as set out in Regulation 1333/2008 (144KB)

Food Standards Agency Guidance notes on Quantitative Ingredient Declarations ("QUID") (60KB)

Food Standards Agency Guidance on Allergen and Miscellaneous Labelling Provisions (475KB)

Food Standards Agency consumer Advice on food allergen labelling (337KB)

Food Standards Agency Guidance on the Composition and Labelling of Foodstuffs Suitable for People Intolerant to Gluten (555KB)

Food Standards Agency Guidance on Allergen Management and Consumer Information (672KB)

FSA guidance: Allergens Labelling for Wine (593KB)

FSA guidance: Labelling Guide to Bottler’s details (386KB)

FSA guidance: Labelling for wine products excluding still wine (315KB)

FSA guidance: Labelling for EU and non-EU sparkling wines (466KB)

FSA guidance: Labelling of European Community still wines (554KB)

FSA guidance: Labelling for wines from Third Countries (384KB)

British Retail Consortium Guidance on Allergen Labelling and the Requirements in Regulation 1169/2011 (2.8MB)

Defra Guide to compliance with the Food Information Regulations 2013 (214KB)

Protected food names: Defra guidance for producers

Department of Health Summary information on legislation relating to the sale of food supplements (90KB)

Department of Health Label advisory statements and suggested reformulations (68KB)

Department of Health Summary information on the labelling of food supplements (82KB)

Department of Health Guidance notes on legislation implementing Directive 2002/46/EC on food supplements (132KB)

Department of Health List of Vitamins and Minerals which may be used in the manufacture of food supplements in the EU (86KB)

Department of Health Guidance to compliance with Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods (435KB)

Department of Health Guide to creating a front of pack (FoP) nutrition label for pre-packed products sold through retail outlets (1.7MB)

Guidance notes on the Notification of Marketing of Foods for Particular Nutritional Uses, Medical foods and Infant Formula (136KB)

Guidance notes on the Notification of Marketing of Foods for Particular Nutritional Uses, Medical foods and Infant Formula (253KB)

Infant Formula Notification Form (5.3MB)

Food for Particular Nutritional Uses Notification Form (5.3MB)

Medical Foods Notification Form (5.3MB)

NHS Diet Advice for Diabetes

Joint statement on 'diabetic foods' from the Food Standards Agency and Diabetes UK

European guidance

EU Register on nutrition and health claims

Questions and Answers on the application of the Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (232KB)

EU Commission General guidelines for implementing the principle of Quantitative Ingredients Declaration (QUID) (35KB)

European Commission Guidance document for competent authorities for the control of compliance with EU legislation with regard to the setting of tolerances for nutrient values declared on a label (152KB)

European Commission Guidance on the implementation of Regulation No. 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods (188KB)

European Commission Nutrition claims and conditions applying to them as listed in the annex of Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006

FoodDrinkEurope Guidance on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers (10.9MB)

FoodDrinkEurope guidance on EU flavourings controls (1.8MB)

FoodDrinkEurope Guidance on Food Allergen Management for Food Manufacturers (3.23MB)

WELMEC Guidance for the Verification of Drained Weight, Drained Washed Weight and Deglazed Weight and Extent of Filling of Rigid Food Containers (999KB)

European Food Safety Authority Guidance for applicants on health claims

European Commission report on special requirements for foods intended for people suffering from diabetes

Commission Communication — Guidelines on the labelling of foodstuffs using protected designations of origin (PDOs) or protected geographical indications (PGIs) as ingredients(2010/C 341/03) (707KB)

General

Food Standards Agency

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department of Health

Food Standards Agency food allergy online training

EU agricultural product quality policy

DOOR (Database of Origin and Registration) database of proposed and registered protected names

Protected food name scheme: UK registered products


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