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