8th February 2019
The UK has issued guidance to food businesses on what they will need to include on labels if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement on 29 March.
You can read the full article HERE
Food Labelling Services comments:
There are immediate changes required to country of origin rules, the EU organic logo and the EU emblem.
As of 29th March, the following will apply:
Country of Origin: UK food should not be labelled as originating from the EU.
Organic logo: The EU organic logo should not be used on any UK organic products until the UK & EU reach an equivalency agreement.
EU Emblem: UK manufacturers should not use the EU emblem on goods produced in the UK
Supplier name and address: If the product is to be traded in the UK, post Brexit an UK address for a manufacturer, packer, distributor, importer or vendor will be required in addition to the address in the EU. Likewise all products sold in the EU should declare the name and postal address of a manufacturer, packer, distributor, importer or vendor within the EU.
Defra has said that once the UK leaves the EU, there is the potential for all Food Labelling to changed.