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Food labelling and packaging

Health Protection have moved to a new way for our customers to register an enquiry or complaint

Anyone wishing to log a enquiry or complaint relating to Food or Health and Safety can now do so by visiting our new portal, rather than calling our Contact Centre. Please use our online form.

Food labelling legislation ensures consumers are not misled about the nature of food products when they are sold to them. It also creates a level playing field for food producers, so they have clear requirements on the information that appears on the label and how this is presented. View information about the Food Information Regulations.

Responsibility for food labelling legislation and policy is split across:

  • Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) - responsible for food labelling legislation that is principally non-safety and for the co-ordination of labelling policy across Government.
  • Food Standards Agency (FSA) - responsible for legislation on labelling and standards that are principally safety based.
  • Department of Health (DH) - responsible for nutrition labelling policy.

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Last updated: 12/12/2022 17:32

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