Food Information Regulation

Separate allergy boxes will not be permitted

Make the FIR fly

By Paul Gander

When it comes to the EU’s Food Information Regulation (FIR), little seems to be set in stone except the compliance deadlines, as Paul Gander reports

Premier Foods said the Food Information Regulation is still at the toddler stage of its development

Premier Foods: New food rules at ‘toddler’ stage

By Gary Scattergood

The Food Information Regulation (FIR) is still at the toddler stage of its development – particularly when it comes to consumer understanding – while more detail is needed in several areas for manufacturers to effectively prepare for its implementation...

Enough is enough! This legislation can't go on

Enough is enough! This legislation can't go on

By Clare Cheney

With the new year upon us, I can't remember a time when there was so much uncertainty in the world economy, business as a whole and the food trade in particular.

EU adopts Food Information Regulation

EU adopts Food Information Regulation

By Anne Bruce

The long-awaited new EU Food Information Regulation (FIR) has moved one step closer to coming into force, after the European Council adopted it today.

FIR is getting bogged down over labelling

COOL wrangles could derail Food Information Regulation

By Rod Addy

Increasing division over food labelling proposals has reignited fears that the entire process of updating the EU Food Information Regulation (FIR) could collapse, wasting years of work and substantial investment by industry.

Nestlé: COOL extension is impractical and unwelcome

Nestlé: COOL extension is impractical and unwelcome

By Elaine Watson

Lobbying to prevent the extension of country of origin labelling (COOL) to all meat and poultry products - even when used as minor ingredients in complex processed foods - has stepped up a gear as major food manufacturers have continued to question its...

Food label 'clarification' from MEP only adds to confusion

Food label 'clarification' from MEP only adds to confusion

By Elaine Watson

The controversy surrounding new EU legislation governing the sale of foodstuffs ‘by number’ has descended into farce as a ‘clarification’ issued by the MEP steering it through the European Parliament has raised more questions than it answers.

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