The purpose of this page is to provide access to official sources of information on the legal requirements for food labels.
EU Regulations are 'directly applicable' and are therefore part of the legal requirements. The following are relevant for general labelling purposes.
Note: There are other EU Regulations which provide specific controls on certain products.
Food Safety Act 1990
The Food Safety Act is available on the web - Food Safety Act 1990
As the legal requirements are laid down in EU Regulations, their requirements are directly applicable and are not reproduced in any UK legal document. However implementing measures are needed to allow for the enforcement of the EU Regulations and to cover certain matters where national measures are allowed.