Food Allergen Labels
On December 13, 2014 two new European food regulations will apply to foodstuffs. The goal is to harmonize labelling of foodstuffs and is also a response to consumer demands for more information.
We have all seen that the labelling of food is becoming an important aspect of day to day life in the food market and to keep up with this demand we have a new product which will fulfil the needs of our customers - food allergen labels. These Labels will comply with the new regulations that have been set out by the EU; included in the label will be a list of all the 14 allergens including peanuts, celery, crustaceans, nuts, gluten, sesame seeds, milk, lupin, molluscs, mustard, eggs, fish, soybeans, and sulphites. You will be able to mark on the label which food in included that that may result in a allergic reaction and caution your consumer.
Available on our website are generic labels, which can be used in any business or store and also bespoke personalised labels which are personally designed for your company with your logo included.
- Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 called INCO regulation
This regulation requires all professionals who sell processed, unpackaged foodstuffs to provide information for consumers about the allergens contained in their products.
14 allergens are affected: peanuts, celery, crustaceans, nuts, gluten, sesame seeds, milk, lupin, molluscs, mustard, eggs, fish, soybeans, and sulphites.
- Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 called CMO regulation (Common organization of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products)
This regulation reinforces information on fishing methods and the origin of products from the sea. The label must indicate the scientific name of the fish in Latin, the fishing gear used, and the catch area or sub-area where the fish was caught.