Food Information Regulations 2014

    View Author September 2014

    We reported in November on the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (the “EU FIC”), which will apply in the UK from 13 December 2014. Following a three month consultation which closed some 18 months ago, regulations to enforce certain provisions of the EU FIC in England were finally laid before Parliament on 15 July and a summary of responses to the consultation has also been published by DEFRA. These regulations are the Food Information Regulations 2014 (the “2014 Regulations”).

    As set out in our earlier newsletter, the EU FIC will mean a number of significant changes for the labelling of pre-packed food; and also for the provision of information on non-pre-packed foods, including food sold in a wide range of business premises, incorporating pubs; hotels; restaurants; take-aways; cafés; and to non- pre-packed foods supplied by caterers, for example, in staff canteens, at functions or wedding buffets.