Food Labelling Regulations Training Course

Food Labelling Regulations
£25 +VAT

This Food Labelling training course has been designed by food industry experts to help food businesses understand how to label their food products legally and correctly.

The overall aim of the Food Labelling Regulations is to ensure that customers can make informed choices in relation to the food they consume, as well as to prevent any practices that may mislead the consumer. This course explains each of the food labelling requirements under the Food Information Regulations 2014 and FIC Regulations. This course also provides information on what can and cannot be said in relation to nutritional claims and health claims, explains the importance of allergen labelling and outlines the reserved descriptions and composition standards for specific food products.

This course is up to date with current allergen legislation in the UK and includes information on Natasha's Law, PPDS labelling requirements and FIC Regulations that came into effect on 1st October 2021.

  • Developed by food industry experts
  • Accredited by CPD and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This Food Labelling Regulations course is suitable for all food businesses who package food for sale directly to the consumer. This includes large manufacturers, such as those who operate from factories, as well as smaller businesses, such as bakeries, that pre-package their own food to sell.


CPD Approved
IoH Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality as providing independently-evaluated, quality content that teaches good practice standards.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction to Food Labelling Regulations

Informed choices, labelling requirements for packaged foods, labelling requirements for loose products, vertical regulations, UK food labelling regulations, and labelling presentation.

2The Food Labelling Regulations Explained

Name of the food, allergens, durability date, lot code marking, list of ingredients, QUID, rework, net quantity, 3 Packers' Rules, special storage conditions, name and address of the food business operator, country of origin, instructions for use, and wine labelling.

3Nutritional Information, Claims and Traceability

Nutritional information, traffic light nutritional labelling, nutritional tolerances, claims, alcoholic strength, traceability, product recalls, and distance selling regulations.

4Reserved Descriptions and Compositional Standards

Basmati rice, cocoa and chocolate, milk, condensed, dried and instant formula, fat spreads, sugar and sweeteners, honey, olive oil, jam, meat products, fish & molluscs, fruit juice, bottled water, soluble coffee, bread and flour, and food additives and colours.

5Voluntary Declarations, Marketing Terms and Logos

Barcodes, marketing terms, voluntary declarations, symbols, organic, vegan symbols, kosher & Halal, and clean labelling.

6Brexit Changes to UK Labelling Regulations

UK protected geographical food names scheme, country of origin & EU emblem, minced meat, beef and veal, blended liquids, eggs, fruits and vegetables, and health and identification mark.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand the basic food labelling requirements, essential for all pre-packed food products.
  • Understand the importance of labelling allergens correctly.
  • Have knowledge of what can and cannot be printed on food packaging in relation to nutritional and health claims.
  • Understand the changes to food regulations as a result of Brexit.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.