Lawyers run national food labelling survey

Leading food sector Solicitors Roythornes are undertaking national research into recent food labelling changes that have affected the whole industry.

The research, which is in conjunction with The Grocer magazine, looks at the recent introduction of the Food Information Regulations (FIR), which 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.

Speaking about the project, Marketing Manager Mark Dodds said:

“This is an important piece of research and we’re delighted to be doing it in conjunction with The Grocer, which is the leading publication for the food sector. 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 when the results will be published in The Grocer.

The survey can be found here: