In the final batch of technical notices, the UK Government has provided guidance on what impact traders can expect on food labelling and packaging in the event that the UK exits the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement on 29 March 2019.

Currently, EU rules, such as EU Regulation 1169/2011 or “FIC”, govern food labelling and minimum compositional standards (with some exceptions) for foods in the UK. As explained in a previous blog, from 29 March 2019, these EU-based rules will be absorbed into English law as part of the Withdrawal Act and adapted where necessary by way of statutory instruments to ensure they apply as intended. There will however be a number of additional changes required to food labels to reflect the fact that the UK will no longer be a member of the EU.

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Josefine works with clients to help them navigate the legal and regulatory requirements that apply at all stages of the product life cycle, including rules relating to product composition and labelling, health claims, and advertising and marketing activities. Josefine also has experience in helping companies resolve enforcement issues and work with UK authorities such as Trading Standards.

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Josefine has a particular focus on the consumer, retail and food sectors and has completed virtual secondments with two global food and beverage manufacturers.

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Richard has worked with in-house counsel and corporate affairs teams to design and implement public affairs programs and targeted communication strategies, and has worked with companies to design safety programs, following safety or product quality crises.

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