Labelling of food products
Information on labelling of food products for sale in the UK and the EU from Jan 1, including requirements for Northern Ireland, have been published.
- From January 2021, you should label food from NI as ‘UK(NI)’ or ‘United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)’ where EU law requires Member State.
- From 1 January 2021, pre-packaged food or caseins sold in NI must include a NI or EU FBO address. If the FBO is not in NI or EU, include the address of the importer. This could be an importer based in Northern Ireland or an importer based in the EU27.
- Where EU law does not require an EU Member State to be indicated, food from and sold in NI can continue to use ‘origin EU’ or ‘origin UK’.
- Under the Northern Ireland Protocol, goods sold in NI will continue to follow EU rules for food labelling. There will be changes to labelling that apply from the end of the transition period.
- A “proportionate and risk-based enforcement approach” will be used on address requirements and ‘UK(NI)’ origin labelling requirements.