Food Allergen Labelling

Are you compliant with new EU food regulations?

There are new food allergens EU regulations to which food manufacturers and food retailers must comply regarding who, what and how food should be labelled.

For example, the existing rules on food allergens labelling have been changed – allergens must now be highlighted in the ingredients list, not listed separately.

The deadline for complying with EU regulations 1169/2011 regarding food labelling - the provision of food information to consumers - is 13th December, 2014.

The regulation is far reaching and covers more than just allergens labelling:

  • Mandatory nutrition information on processed foods;
  • Mandatory origin labelling of unprocessed meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry;
  • Highlighting allergens e.g. peanuts or milk in the list of ingredients;
  • Better legibility i.e. minimum size of text;
  • Requirements on information on allergens also cover non pre-packed foods including those sold in restaurants and cafés.


Full details of the new food allergens labelling EU regulations can be found here.

The EU commission has produced a questions and answers document (the document is also available here in other EU languages - click on the symbol of the language of your choice).

Choosing the right solution

You may be considering your current food labelling systems and processes to ensure you can meet compliance with the new food allergens EU regulations, and to protect your business.

We have a range of food labelling solutions to help you provide the nutrition information now required on processed foods. These solutions for food labelling compliance comprise a printer, labelling software and suitable media. A solution for food labelling compliance comprises a printer, labelling software and suitable media. Click here to download our guide to the components that make up a typical Zebra food labelling solution.

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