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Food labeling regulations - mandatory nutritional information

​When choosing labels for foodstuffs, selecting products that comply with EU food safety and consumer information regulations is of utmost importance. If you think any label and adhesive will do, think again. By choosing only compliant, food-safe labeling materials, you avoid putting consumers – not to mention the reputation of your brand and customers – at risk.

Our responsibility for consumer safety


As a leading producer of food labeling solutions, we’re committed to consumer safety. We have an extensive selection of innovative label materials that comply fully with the overall framework regulation EC 1935/2004. Our materials are also supported by documentation that demonstrates proof of compliance and approvals, including Declarations of Compliance. We also operate in accordance with EU 2023/2006 Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) on Food Contact Materials. All our production units in Europe have a food safety management system that complies with the ISO 22000 food safety standard.

How to ensure your food labels are compliant

On top of food safety regulations, from December 2016 food packaging must also comply with EU Regulation 1169/2011, which ensures consumers have complete, accurate, and highly legible information on food products. This regulation makes nutritional information mandatory, including serving size, calories, typical consumption quantities, daily percentage of nutrients, as well as the presence of salts, sugars, fats, sweeteners, colors, flavorings, and other substances.

With so many requirements, it can be hard to keep up, but here are a few pointers to help you choose safe, compliant labels:

  1. Ask for a Declaration of Compliance (DOC) from your label material vendor.
  2. Choose partners who can demonstrate GMP in the food supply chain and who can prove compliance.
  3. Think carefully about your label design. The requirements for more information on labels do not necessarily mean there’s less space for branding. Labeling innovations like Peel & Read offer new opportunities for brand differentiation.

 

Food label products

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6415788132135CASTGLOSS149DFHONEY GLASSINE 65
6415780162406CASTGLOSS ILRH1HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415780088447CASTGLOSS ILRR21HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415780050994CASTGLOSS/RP51/WG65RP51HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788211984CASTGLOSS-FSCRH1HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788211953CASTGLOSS-FSCRH9XHONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788212707CASTGLOSS-FSCRH9XPROLINER PLUS
6415788211922CASTGLOSS-FSCRP48HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788211977CASTGLOSS-FSCRP51HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788211946CASTGLOSS-FSCRR21HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788239896COATED BOARD 130-FSCRP48HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415780033089COATED BOARD 170RH1HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415780211296COATED BOARD 170RH1HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415780045303COATED BOARD 170RP51HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788220306COATED BOARD 170RP51HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788047903COATED BOARD 170RP51KRAFT SPECIAL 75
6415780043484DATARP51HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415780042814DATARP51KRAFT SPECIAL 75
6415780088287DATARP51KRAFT SPECIAL 85
6415780042777DATARP51WHITE GLASSINE 85
6415780058082DATARR21KRAFT SPECIAL 75
6415788000069DATARR21KRAFT SPECIAL 85
6415788103470FASTWEB BRITE 90 PEFC----
6415788103500FASTWEB BRITE130 PEFC----
6415788101315FASTWEB BRITE170 PEFC----

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 Food labeling news

 

 

New peel and reseal label materials for on-package food labelinghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/new-peel-and-reseal-label-materials-for-on-package-food-labelingNew peel and reseal label materials for on-package food labeling15/06/2017 06:00:00
New high performance Honey Glassine 45 liners take efficiency, productivity and sustainability to the next levelhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/new-high-performance-honey-glassine-45-linersNew high performance Honey Glassine 45 liners take efficiency, productivity and sustainability to the next level15/05/2017 12:00:00
The choice is clear – showcase your product with clear labels on clear packaginghttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/clear-labels-on-clear-packagingThe choice is clear – showcase your product with clear labels on clear packaging20/04/2017 09:00:00

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