EU Food Label Change Delayed

Food labelling address change requirements that were due to mean a UK Food Business Operator (FBO) must be listed on food imported from the EU or ‘UK’/’Non-UK’ identification of origin labelling, rather than EU/Non-EU, has been delayed from 1 October 2022 until 1 January 2024.

The full list of applicable requirements that are delayed may be accessed here Information-Delay-to-label-changes.pdf (bfff.co.uk).   

This is stated to have been done to seek to alleviate supply chain obstacles and protect consumers from unnecessary costs.

The government said this delay would allow FBOs to continue to deplete existing stocks of labels, wrapping and packaging until the new rules come into force.

The government is set to publish more detailed guidance relating to these import controls in the coming weeks. 

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