Food Information Regulations

The Food Information Regulations 2014 came into force in December 2014. They introduced new food labelling requirements, including:

  • Minimum font size on labels
  • Mandatory nutrition labelling
  • A clearer indication of allergens in the ingredients list and the need to be able to tell consumers about allergen contents in non-packaged food
  • Extension to the rules for country of origin labelling

Download the Food Information Regulations 2014: Summary guidance from the Food Standards Agency.

Advice on food labelling

Food labelling: giving food information to consumers (gov.uk)

Find out the information you must give to customers on food products and how to give it.

This guidance tells you the information you must provide with food products to comply with the European Food Information to Consumers Regulation No 1169/2011 (FIC) and the Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR).

These rules apply to you if you operate a food business, even if you give food to consumers for free.  You don’t need to give food information to customers if you’re not a food business and you’re providing food for an occasional event, like a village fair.

Business Companion food and drink guides

What the law says on preparing and selling food and drink, including hygiene, composition, labelling and packing.