Food Law News - UK - 2007

FSA Consultation Letter, 20 September 2007

LABELLING - Revision of Food Standards Agency food labelling guidance on country of origin

A copy of the consultation document including the draft guidance is available on this site: Draft Country of Origin Guidance

The Agency issued Country of Origin Guidance in 2002 and is now seeking to issue improved guidance. The guidance sets out legislative requirements relevant to origin labelling and advice on compliance with legislation, as well as best practice advice. Responses are requested by: 13 December 2007

Consultation details

The objectives of the guidance are as follows:

The proposals are to revise the guidance to include:

These changes to the guidance would provide updated advice on compliance with legislation (3 and 4) and improve best practice advice (5 and 6) for industry that should result in more informative labelling that is helpful to consumers.

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