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Food Labelling Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 1499 of 1996).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Document type
Regulation
Date
1996
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Packaging/labelling
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations consolidate and replace the Food Labelling Regulations 1984, the Food Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 1984, and the Milk Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 1983 and continue to implement Council Directive No. 79/112/EC as amended. The principal provisions of this Regulations: (1) require all food which is ready for delivery to the ultimate consumer to be marked and labelled in accordance with regulation 5; (b) make special provisions for the labelling of food which is not prepacked; (c) specify additional labelling requirements for food sold from vending machines; (d) require specific cautionary statements to be given with raw milk; (e) specify requirements as to the manner of marking or labelling of food.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Food Safety Act 1990.

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1990 (2021)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud, Inspection, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 79/112/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs for sale to the ultimate consumer.

Legislation | European Union | 1978

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Eggs and Chicks (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.S.I. No. 395 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008

Keyword: Poultry products, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Classification/declassification, Offences/penalties, Animal production, Animal reproduction, Poultry, Registration, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 14 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Toxicity/poisoning, Processing/handling, Vending, Transport/storage, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2969 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2006 (W.S.I. No. 31 (W. 5) of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Toxicity/poisoning, Processing/handling, Vending, Transport/storage, Meat, Milk/dairy products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (England) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 3256 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Wales) Regulations 2008 (W.S.I. No. 1268 (W.128) of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 1188 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Drinking Milk (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 1317 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008

Keyword: Milk/dairy products, Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Processing/handling, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Nutrition Information) (Wales) Regulations 2009 (W.S.I. No. 2705 (W.224) of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Wales) Regulations 2009 (W.S.I. No. 2880 (W.253) of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Nutrition Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (S.S.I. No. 328 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (England) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 2801 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Enzymes Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 3235 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Enzymes (Wales) Regulations 2009 (W.S.I. No. 3377 (W.299) of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (S.S.I. No. 48 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Special dietary uses, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 295 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Breastfeeding/infant food, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2010 (W.S.I. No. 363 (W.45) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Breastfeeding/infant food, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (S.S.I. No. 534 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Wales) Regulations 2007 (W.S.I. 3379 (W. 301) of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Fish products, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 2619 of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Residues, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. No. 152 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 1398 of 1998).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 2824 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Meat

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety (Act of Accession concerning the Czech Republic and other States) (Consequential Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 2731 (W.238) of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 2558 (W.229) of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 1512 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Meat

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Meat Products (Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. No. 1396 (W.141) of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Meat, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation Provisions (Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 1232 (W. 66) of 2001).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food (Provisions relating to Labelling) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 2647 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Meat Products (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 2075 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Meat, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation Provisions (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.S.I. No. 309 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 747 of 1999).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1999

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Biotechnology

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment)(No. 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 1483 of 1999).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1999

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 3022 (W.261) of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (W.S.I. 2835 (W.200) of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1309 (W.91) 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 899 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 2057 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Specified Sugar Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (S.S.I. No. 527 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Sugar, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (S.S.I. No. 578 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food (Provisions relating to Labelling) (Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 249 (W. 26) of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (S.S.I. No. 269 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Beverages

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Meat Products (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (S.S.I. No. 6 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Meat, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fish Labelling (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 461 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Fish products, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 474 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Meat

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 832 (W.104) of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Meat

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fish Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (S.S.I. No. 145 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Fish products, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fish Labelling (Wales) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 1635 (W. 177) of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Fish products, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Drinking Milk (Wales) Regulations 2010 (W.S.I. No. 1492 (W.135) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Milk/dairy products, Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Processing/handling, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Nutrition Information) (England) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 2538 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Nutrition

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (S.S.I. No. 374 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (S.S.I. No. 180 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flavourings in Food (England) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 2817 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flavourings in Food (Wales) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 2922 (W.243) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Drinking Milk (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. No. 84 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Milk/dairy products, Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Processing/handling, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Wales) Regulations 2011 (W.S.I. No. 465 (W.70) of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (England) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 402 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flavourings in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (S.S.I. No. 439 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Single Common Market Organisation (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 3235 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Meat, Poultry products, Milk/dairy products, Vegetables/legumes, Oils/oilseeds/fats, Internal trade, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents (Wales) Regulations 2013 (W.S.I. No. 2591 (W. 255) of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (England) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 2775 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Fruits/edible nuts, Beverages, Food additives, Standards, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food (Miscellaneous Amendment and Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (S.R. No. 39 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Toxicity/poisoning, Processing/handling, Classification/declassification, Poultry products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food (Miscellaneous Amendment and Revocation) (Wales) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 545 (W.58) of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Toxicity/poisoning, Processing/handling, Classification/declassification, Poultry products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food (Miscellaneous Amendment and Revocation) (England) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 466 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Toxicity/poisoning, Processing/handling, Classification/declassification, Poultry products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (S.S.I. No. 318 of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Residues, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Food Information Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 1855 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014 (2020)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Wales) Regulations 2014 (W.S.I. 2303 (W. 227) of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (S.S.I. No. 312 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Wales) Regulations 2014 (W.S.I. No. 2303 (W. 227) of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX