Food labels change this month

NEW EU regulation means that all food labels must include standardised allergy information. The change comes into force on December 13.
Fourteen allergens, from eggs and milk, to soya and sulphur dioxide, must now be emphasised in the ingredients labelling on pre-packed food.
Gluten warnings will disappear and individual gluten ingredients, such as wheat, will be highlighted instead.
Loose foods that contain any of the 14 allergens used as ingredients will also need allergen info.
The British Retail Consortium has further advice for retailers at