Changes to Food Labelling requirement in Great Britian from 1 January 2024

December 04, 2023

From 1 January 2024 UK authorities will apply some new food labelling requirements in respect of:

a. Requirement for UK Importer address to be applied on pre-packaged food or caseins and

b. Requirements related to Country of Origin Labelling.

c. Importer Address

From 1 January 2024, pre-packaged food or caseins sold in GB must:

  • include a label with a UK address for the Food Business Operator (FBO) whose name the food is marketed under,


  • If the FBO is not based in the UK, the address of the importer in the UK.
  • Products sold in NI must have either a NI address or an EU address on its label.

The UK have stated that this address needs to be a physical address, The company address cannot be a PO box, email address or phone number.

For more information on the this new UK labelling address requirement please see DEFRA Food labelling guidance & theUK Border Target Operating Model

d. Country of Origin Labelling

Specific country of origin labelling requirements by product are also changing from 1 January 2024. UK Government Guidance on these changes is available in links below:

For further advice on these changes to UK labelling requirements, you should contact your GB trading standards office.