Is your packaging legal?


Following the success of our Food Labelling seminars in 2018, Taste of the West will be holding back-to-back workshops on Food Labelling and Nutritional Information, on Wednesday 27th February 2019.  These sessions are designed to give you practical, bespoke advice to ensure your products give consumers the information they need whilst meeting all legal requirements in a time of complex and changing regulations. 


Clare Wood, from Food Labelling Services will be leading the workshops, to be held at the Exeter office of Old Mill.


Workshop 1: 9:30am-12pm

This session will help explain the key regulations declared in the Food Information for Consumers regulation 1169/2011, so that you can design packaging that is legally compliant and works best for your product.


What will be covered?  Clare will explain in detail the requirements in the regulations and will cover:

Name of the food  *  Ingredient List  *  QUID  *  Allergens  *  Quantity  *  Date Marking  *  Storage Instructions  *  Instructions for use  *  Country of origin  *  Name and address  *               Additional mandatory information  *  Product specific labelling  *  Other regulations  * 


We will also look at some practical examples of creating basic pack copy and checking an incorrect food label.


Workshop 2: 12:30pm-2pm

It is now mandatory to declare nutrition in a prescribed way, as detailed in the Food Information for Consumers Regulation EU 1169/2011.  These requirements will be explained in detail at this session.


What will be covered?  In this session, Clare will cover: 

Mandatory nutrients  *  Additional nutrients  *  Vitamins & minerals (including significant amounts of, Nutrient Reference Number)  *  Presentation (eg per serving, number of servings, tabular vs linear)  *  Reference Intakes  *  Calculation  *  Exempt products  *  Nutrition signposts - Traffic Lights (serving size, colour coding, %RI)


We will also create a nutrition declaration from theoretical values as a practical exercise.




For more information and to register your place, please contact Clare Wood at food Labelling Services. Telephone: 07801 235932 or 01380 871679, or email


When: Wednesday 27th February 2019, workshop 1:   9:30am – 12pm, followed by a light buffet lunch till 12:30pm, workshop 2:   12:30pm – 2pm

Where: Old Mill, Leeward House, Fitzroy Road, Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3LJ

Cost: £50 + VAT to attend one workshop OR £75 + VAT for both (for Taste of the West members)


Don't forget.....It can be expensive to get it wrong, with packaging write-offs, product withdrawals, damage to brand reputation and even prosecution to consider.