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Basics of Food Labelling - for Food Producers and Visitor Economy Businesses

Host: Food & Drink Forum
Venue: Buxton Emporium, 4 The Square, Buxton, SK17 6AZ
Date: Thursday 31st January, 2019
Time: 9AM - 4PM
Cost: Free

Basics of Food Labelling

The Food and Drink Forum are delighted to work on behalf of Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire (MPDD) to offer Derbyshire food and drink producers and visitor economy businesses the opportunity to attend this fully funded course to help you grow and develop your businesses through the amazing food and drink products produced. Ensuring all food items are correctly labelled is a legal requirement and through this course we will show you how to ensure your food labelling is correct and meets not only your customers but also legal requirement needs.

This half day session is for any Derbyshire business looking to understand the legal requirements around food labelling. New regulations around food labelling were issued in 2014 and it is now compulsory for all food and drink businesses to abide by these regulations (even if giving food to consumers for free). Hear from The Food & Drink Forum’s team of food technical experts who have been assisting businesses with the implementation of the regulations.


Understand the legal requirements of food labelling and how to apply them to your business and products, including ingredients, allergens and nutritional information.


Delegates will be able to:

Understand the key areas of the Food Information to Consumer Regulations (FIC)

Understand the key areas of the Food Information Regulations (FIR)

Understand the key information required to ensure their products are displaying legal labels

Make product claims with confidence

Understand the importance of nutritional information.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals who work within a business that creates food either for other businesses or for their own consumers and who is responsible for the development/creation of product labels and content.

Those individuals who have limited/no knowledge of FIC and FIR food labelling regulations.

Course Topics:

An overview of the Food Information to Consumer Regulations (FIC) and Food Information Regulations (FIR)

Mandatory vs. voluntary information to be included on a food label (E.g. country of origin, storage conditions, allergens, ingredients list, QUID, best before or use by, nutritional information etc.)

The visual requirements of a food label

How to approve label artwork

Nutritional information and its importance

Attendees may wish to bring an example of an existing label if they wish to discuss specific queries.

Event Details:

No of places available: 12

Cost: Fully funded, (non attendance maybe charged)

Timings: 9.00/9.30 - 4.00 pm

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided

Please remember that if you cannot attend the event you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event through Eventbrite, otherwise we may have to charge in full for your place.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for funding your business must be:

A visitor economy(accommodation, attraction, activity provider, food and drink provider etc) or a food and drink producer (supply chain)

Based in Derbyshire (and their supply chain)

Be an SME (less than 250 FTE employees, have a balance sheet of less than €43m and/or turnover of less than €50m and not be more than 25% owned by another business that is not an SME

12 hours of business support is available at no cost for qualifying businesses thanks to the project funding. If you wish to attend more than 12 hours of workshops then you may be charged at the commercial rate, however, if you are a member of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, there is no limit of events you can attend.


Do you have questions about Basics of Food Labelling - for Food Producers and Visitor Economy Businesses? Contact The Food and Drink Forum & Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire

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