When looking at export opportunities to Europe, a question food manufacturers face sooner or later is what labelling changes might be needed. The European Commission provides an online Export Helpdesk to assist.
New EU food nutrition labelling requirements came info effect December 2014. Details are posted to the European Commission website. Amongst the new rules are:
- Mandatory allergen information;
- Specific information on the vegetable origin of refined oils and fats; and
- The requirement to show online the same full nutritional, ingredient and allergen information.