Food Law News - UK - 1996

1 July 1996: LABELLING - New Food Labelling Regulations 1996

1 July 1996

New Food Labelling Regulations 1996

New Food Labelling Regulations (SI 1996 No 1499) have been issued and came into effect on the 1 July 1996. They consolidate and replace:

The main purpose of the Regulations is to implement Council Directive 79/112/EEC but they also incorporate the requirements of :

Since the new Regulations also contain reserved descriptions for some cheeses and creams which had been contained in the Cheese and Cream Regulations 1995, the latter are repealed from the 1 July 1996.

The Ministry has also issued some additional information as "Food Labelling Regulations 1996: Guidance Notes".

More information is available on the UK Food Labelling Regulations page

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