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Food Labelling Update



From 1 October 2022, pre-packaged food or caseins sold in GB must include a UK address for the food business operator (FBO).


The current guidance


You must include a business name and address on the packaging or food label of pre-packed food products. This must be either:

  • the name of the business whose name the food is marketed under

  • the address of the business that has imported the food

Pre-packaged food or caseins sold in NI must include a NI or EU FBO address. If the FBO is not in NI or EU, include the address of your importer, based in NI or the EU.


You can continue to use an EU, GB or NI address for the FBO on pre-packaged food or caseins sold in GB until 30 September 2022.


Changes from 1 October


From 1 October 2022, pre-packaged food or caseins sold in GB must include a UK address for the food business operator (FBO). If the FBO is not in the UK, include the address of your importer, based in the UK.


The address needs to be a physical address where your business can be contacted by mail. You cannot use an email address or phone number.


For more information on changes to the labelling and composition guidance for food products such as bottled water, milk and meat please refer to Gov.UK.


Need further support? Contact the team at exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk


Source: DEFRA

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