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Food labelling and composition

Food labels are there to give us information on what we eat. Find out what you need to include in your labelling.

Packaging needs to show:

  • the name of the food

  • a list of ingredients

  • storage instructions

  • 'best before' or 'use by' date 

  • food allergen information 

  • name and address of manufacturer 

  • quantity

  • quantitative ingredients declarations (QUID) - only applying to pre-packaged foods

  • special claims.