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The Basics of Food Labelling for Food and Drink Producers

Before bringing a product to market, you need to understand the mandatory information required on labels for any food and drink products to comply with the law.

Ensuring you understand and implement all the mandatory requirements for product labels will help you keep your business on the right side of the law. The labelling requirements also help keep consumers safe, allowing them to easily see the information they need to make the right choice.
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Who is this course for?

Anyone considering starting a food or drink product business or just creating their first products.

What does this course cover?

Introduction to Food Labelling
Understand which pieces of legislation cover food and drink labelling, including the Food Safety Act 1990 and Natasha's Law 2021.

The responsibilities of a business under the Food Safety Act
Understand the act's framework for food hygiene and food safety legislation. We'll discuss the types of businesses and products covered by the act and your business's legal responsibilities.

Understanding the information you need to have

For your product labels to comply with the Food Safety Act and Natasha's Law, there's a range of information that you need to have. This section will break down all the things you'll need to have to put your labels together.

Producing your labels
We'll talk about how to put your labels together and what needs to happen to get them approved before you get them printed and products go on sale. We'll also touch on the risks of non-compliant labels, both to the consumer and to the business.
Meet the instructors

The Food and Drink Forum

This is an online course that you can sign up for at any time and complete at your own pace.
The Food & Drink Forum Limited has created this and a range of short courses for food and drink producers. We use a range of subject area specialists to help build the content, which helps to ensure our manufacturers have relevant, up to date information and expertise to learn from.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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