Food Information for Consumers Regulation
The Food Information Regulations 2014 enables local authorities to enforce the European Food Information to Consumers Regulation No 1169/2011 (FIC).
Main points of the FIR
Key areas of the regulation include:
- Country of origin/Place of provenance
- Nutrition labelling
- Alcoholic drinks
- Date marking
- A minimum font size for the mandatory information on most food labels
- Drinks with high caffeine content
- The types of vegetable oil used in food
- Allergen information
- Added water in certain meat and fishery products
Full details can be found by visiting the Food Standards Agency website and by downloading the Food Standards Agency's summary guidance for food business operators.
On the back of research on understanding the choices and eating behaviours of food allergic consumers when eating out, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have produced an infographic and e-cards on the top findings to share with Food Business Operators (FBO). These tips are designed to improve FBO allergen information offered to customers and as a result improve their business.