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This is the main page to find out more about food legislation at Cambridge Refrigeration Technology.

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Food Legislation Advice and Consultancy

With over twenty five years experience in the Foods and Drinks Industry across a wide range of product categories, CRT food legislation experts provide a regulatory advice and label review service for compliance with the European Union's and the UKs complex composition and Food labelling regulations.  

European Union food legislation is continually developing. The tasks facing food manufacturers are those of compliance with existing provisions, preparing for the implementation of new regulations with minimum disruption and taking advantage of emerging opportunities.

As CRT is an independent company our advice is frank and unbiased.

Food Legislation: Labelling

CRT provides an independent  label review service covering all aspects of labelling drawing on a comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements.

Detailed horizontal and sector specific legislation applies to food labelling.

This is supplemented in the UK by government agency and trade association guidance and codes of practice.

Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Our consultants, with many years of experience in the food industry, can help you to satisfy the requirements of food legislation in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world and provide an assessment of the impact of new legislation.

Most recently they have worked on the implementation of the European Food Information to Consumers Regulation:

Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers.

Food legislation: Additives

Regulations control additive use in food products in the EU: they specify which additives are approved, where these can be used, at what level and in what categories of product.

CRT experts can advise on the appropriate use of food additives. 

Specific EU directives apply to
the use of:
  • Food Colours
  • Food Flavourings
  • Miscellaneous Food Additives
  • Food Sweeteners
Food Legislation: Ingredients

The processing to which food ingredients have been subjected can impact upon 
not only the nutritional quality of a finished food product but also those 
nutrition, health and marketing claims which may be possible for that 
product on pack.

CRT consultants can advise and give an independent opinion on the suitability of ingredients with regard  to potential food product claims.
Food Legislation: Nutrition and Health Claims

The process to complete the legislative framework controlling food health and nutrition claims is near to completion.

The new rules consolidate existing provisions on nutrition claims and importantly they introduce criteria to apply for functional and health claims.

CRT experts can advise on criteria which apply to nutrition claims and also the developing opportunities and controls on health and functional food claims.
Food Legislation: Advertising and Promotion

The innovative nature of advertising and promoting food products can lead to a requirement for an understanding of the requirements of legislation unrelated to the production and marketing of food. 

CRT experts have over 25 years experience advising on regulatory compliance in this field.
Food Legislation: Weights and Measures

Most pre-packed food requires quantity marking and the regulations set 
out how this must be displayed.

Some product categories are limited by 
prescribed quantity ranges.

Almost all products are subject to on shelf unit pricing.

CRT consultants can advise on compliance with these regulations.




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