Keeping Your EU Food Labels Compliant


Course: Keeping Your EU Food Labels Compliant

Duration: 1 day

Location: Central London

Date: TBC

Cost: £300 per person


Practical advice to keep your EU labelling on track

At Ashbury Labelling we understand the challenges of ensuring that your food packaging labels meet all EU and national requirements. During this one day course our regulatory experts will help to solve your problems! We will not only explain the principles of EU legislation but, more importantly, we will focus on practical applications, interpretations and solutions.


Although food businesses have been focused on the December 2014 deadline for the Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation, there are also additional pieces of legislation yet to be finalised. We will share with you the most recent updates, tips for multi-lingual labelling approvals and examples of some common labelling errors. We’ll talk about:

  • Using the same product names across various EU countries
  • How to prepare compliant ingredient lists, including QUID and allergen labelling
  • Nutrition information
  • Additional mandatory and voluntary indications
  • Distance selling
  • Legibility issues
  • National interpretations and provisions


You will also have an opportunity to put your learnings into practice and check the compliance of some test labels – a truly challenging exercise!



Training from one of our top experts


Our course leader, Klaudyna Terlicka, is one of Europe’s leading experts on EU regulation, with eight years’ experience working in this field. With both an academic background in non-harmonised EU law and the institutions and processes of the EU, as well as years of expertise offering practical regulatory and labelling advice to UK and international businesses, Klaudyna is perfectly suited to deliver this engaging, concise introduction to EU food labelling.


Is this course for me?


This session is relevant to anybody involved in making sure EU food labels meet regulatory requirements, including:

  • Regulatory advisors and managers
  • Technical and quality assurance teams
  • Specification technologists
  • Anybody responsible for artwork sign-off


We’re currently taking bookings for this course for 30th June 2015, with additional dates to be confirmed.


Please email to sign up now!


9:00 – 9:30 Registration and coffee
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and introduction to the course
9:45 – 10:15 A life before and after the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIC)


Development of harmonised food labelling principles, mandatory information, changes introduced by the FIC Regulation, guidance documents and enforcement in selected Member States, other EU and national legislation related to labelling will be summarised.

10:15-10:45 Name of the food


How to name my product? Can the same name be used across all Member States? Do I need to meet any compositional criteria or follow authorisation procedures? 

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee – Ice Breaker
11:00 – 11:45 Ingredient list


How to name ingredients, what is the order, are they any exemptions? Practical explanations about quantity ingredient declarations (QUID) and allergens will be provided.

11:45- 12:30 Practical exercise


Test your knowledge!

12:30-13:00 Nutrition labelling


New nutrition format,  calculation, rounding rules, national front of pack schemes

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00- 14:30 Additional mandatory labelling requirements


Durability indication, lot number, storage conditions, instruction of use, net weight declaration, country of origin, name and address, presentation and distance selling

14:30-15:00 Product specific indications and voluntary information


Identification mark, sweeteners, liquorice, caffeine, quinine, organic, GM, protected designations, gluten-free foods, claims

15:00-15:30 Common labelling errors and tips for multi-lingual labelling approvalsTips for labelling success
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45- 16:45 Practical exercise


Check compliance of a test label –a truly challenging exercise!

16:45-17:15 National quirks


Examples of selected additional national requirements  

17:15 – 17:30 Discussion and closing remarks