Legal firm surveys impact of food labelling laws

Mark Dodds, marketing manager for Roythornes. Photo supplied
Mark Dodds, marketing manager for Roythornes. Photo supplied
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Leading food sector solicitors Roythornes are undertaking national research into recent food labelling changes that have affected the whole industry.

The research, which is being carried out by the Spalding firm jointly with The Grocer magazine, looks at the recent introduction of the Food Information Regulations.

The new rules state that amongst other things food manufacturers must clearly label allergens on their packaging.

The questionnaire looks at how manufacturers managed the implementation process, which for many involved a complete redesign of their packaging.

Roythornes’ marketing manager Mark Dodds said: “Some have put the cost of implementing the FIR changes at up to £5,000 per product which is a considerable amount for any business, particularly if you have an extensive product range.”

The research runs until mid-January.