Food Information to Consumers Regulation FIC

The deadline in December 2014 for compliance with the majority of the Provision of Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIC )fast approaching.

The Food Labeller is designed to help food companies meet the needs for the regulation – listing allergens and nutrition.

You can try it for FREE  on this link .

the food labeller

FDF Spotlight on Calorie reduction

FDF Spotlight on Calorie reductionFantastic chart showing how calories can be reduced by food companies:

  • change recipes to reduce calories
  • make smaller packs and portions
  • add lower calorie options
  • advertise healthier options
  • meet demand for lower calorie
  • have maximum calorie level per serving
  • clear nutritional labelling

Use The Food Labeller to help if you are a food company.

FDF food labelling toolkit

A food labelling toolkit produced by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has been shortlisted to win a 2014 Complete Nutrition (CN) Award in the ‘Nutrition Resource of the Year’ category.

The free resource provides a breakdown of forthcoming changes to nutrition, allergen and ingredient labelling, and offers tips on the best way to communicate information to patients and consumers.

Food and drink labelling

Kate Halliwell, Nutrition and Health Manager at FDF  said:

“Nearly all labels on pre-packaged foods and drinks will have changed by December 2014. We have created this resource to support health professionals to help their patients use the new food labels with confidence. We are thrilled with the response to this new toolkit from both the health community and Complete Nutrition’s judging panel.”

Jane DeVille-Almond, Independent Nurse Consultant/Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, who nominated the toolkit in the category, said:

“Many patients become confused about what they should and should not have in a daily diet and using this tool will help both the nurse and the patient understand more about how to use labels to enable the uptake of a healthy, balanced diet. I have found this resource incredibly useful as a teaching tool with patients and in my training sessions to healthcare professionals.”

The toolkit is designed to help health professionals understand the changes being brought in under the Food Information to Consumers Regulation. The regulation’s full name is the “EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers’ and it is commonly referred to as the ‘Food Information to Consumers Regulation.’

 

We are working on our Food Labeller to help businesses discover the allergens and nutrition of their recipes.

Food Labelling Webinar

11 am Food Manufacture’s free one hour webinar on new EU food labelling rules

email Michael.stones@wrbm.com to reserve a place

Line up is

Alasdair Tucker – Premier Foods chairman of Food and Drink Federation’s Food Law and Labelling Committee – how Premier Foods is preparing for changes.

Steve Spice head of regulatory affairs Campden BRI – new appointment to meet growing demand for legislative advice, training and consultation. He joined after 15 years at Waitrose where he was regulatory affairs manager and analytical services manager. He says the new rules will ‘change the goalposts’ on food labelling laws.

Corinne Lowe – joint lead officer of food and nutrition, Trading Standards Institute, – how FIR is likely to affect food and drink manufacturers and retailers

Dominic Watkins legal framework surrounding new legislation.

We will hear discussions on key issues that impact on companies and how they are preparing for change. This webinar raises awareness and gives hints and tips on areas that business needs to focus for Dec 14th deadline.’

email Michael.stones@wrbm.com for free place