Labelling food products

Introduction

Guide

Food labels provide useful information to inform and protect consumers. The Food Standards Agency's (FSA) work on labelling helps ensure that consumers get the information they need in a way they understand.

There are various UK and European Union regulations on food labelling. 

This guide explains the legal requirements for food labels. This includes the rules on food allergen and nutritional labelling.

The EU law that continues to apply to Northern Ireland after 1 January 2021 is specified in Annex II to the Northern Ireland Protocol. Food and feed products produced in NI or placed on the NI market need to comply with EU food law. See the latest EU Exit guidance for the food and drink sector.