Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK (PRWEB UK) 28 August 2013
Food advice organisation Food Chain Europe Ltd have launched a new label check service to help food manufacturers and retailers provide better food labelling information to their customers. The label check is an addition to their current labelling verification service and was created in response to a new labelling scheme launched two months ago.
The voluntary UK Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Scheme was introduced in June 2013 to help food companies provide more concise and easy to understand information on the nutritional value of their food and drink items. Though the labelling standards are not compulsory it is believed that they will provide clearer information for the consumer on the energy, fat, sugar and salt levels of food and drink products.
Food Chain Europe Ltd offer comprehensive food labelling advice to both UK and international clients to ensure product labels comply with this new food labelling legislation. Their consultants have extensive experience of working with food companies and will assist clients by reviewing current labelling and making recommendations to improve product labels so that they are both effective and compliant.
The new voluntary front of pack labelling initiative is aimed at helping consumers to make healthier choices about the food items they consume and to easily compare one product to another. Although not compulsory, all of the major retailers and many of the top food manufacturers have agreed to sign up to the scheme and Food Chain are hoping that even small food companies will see the value in providing better food labelling. Consultancy Services Director Stuart Shotton said:
“At Food Chain Europe we support all Government and trade initiatives which will benefit both the consumer and industry alike. However, we understand how stressful it can be for food businesses to ensure they comply with labelling legislation which is why we offer our label health check to ensure compliance and assist the company to market their products effectively either here in the UK or overseas.”
Food manufacturers can find out more about the labelling advice on offer by visiting the Food Chain Europe website.