Are you ready to comply with the new Food Labelling Regulations?

The final date for compliance with the new European Regulation 1169/2011 is 13th December 2014.
The regulation will provide greater clarity to consumers on ingredients, nutrition and allergens by demanding a number of changes to the label components and layout. See below the difference between the label that is currently being used (until 12th December 2014) and the label that will be put in place by the 13th December 2014:

 Allowed until 12th December 2014

Mandatory from 13th December 2014

From the 13th December 2014, all companies who manufacture, sell or import food into the EU market need to comply with the new EU food regulation. This new regulation states the mandatory information on the package or label on food products like the name of the food, list of ingredients, net quantity, etc.
The mandatory information which is causing the biggest challenge for companies is the labelling of certain substances or products causing allergies or intolerances.

The new regulation states that the allergen ingredients need to be in the list of ingredients (not separated) and need to be emphasised through a typeset that clearly distinguishes it from the rest of the ingredients in the list, for example by means of the font, style or background colour. Please find the official EU regulation here.
The 14 substances and products which cause allergies or intolerances are:
Cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk including lactose, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, sulphur dioxide and sulphites, lupin and molluscs.

You can find the complete list here.

SATO's simple solutions enable food companies to comply with the allergen labelling changes with minimal effort and change to current procedures.

The SATO Food Allergens solutions produce labels which automatically and clearly emphasise the 14 substances listed within the EU regulations and also have the flexibility for related words to be highlighted as desired. Once implemented, the database of allergens and related descriptors is easily maintained.

The new European legislation may be the opportunity to modernise older labelling systems introducing improved efficiencies and more professional results while achieving compliance. 

SATO's Simple Solutions

TH2 Standalone Food Printer

A dedicated food label printer, ideal for on-demand labelling is perfect for sandwich, bakery, deli, catering and other retail applications.

  • Standalone mobile printer
  • Large user-keypad
  • Extensive internal product list
  • Anti-microbial casing
  • Customisable calculations - Use By Dates, etc

For more information on the TH2, please click here.


Manufacturing and processing labelling

SATO labelling software systems are extensively used in businesses, both large and small scale. The Windows-based label design software ensures that listed allergen names and any associated descriptions are automatically accentuated on the product label.

To find out more about the label design software, please click here.

Please click here to contact SATO for more information on food labelling