Regulations and Trends


EU General Food Law Regulation is the foundation of food and feed The requirements. It sets out a framework for the development of food and feed legislation both at Union and national levels. To this end, it lays down general principlesrequirements and procedures that underpin decision making in matters of food and feed safety.

Under the farm-to-fork’ strategy, the Commission has decided to revise EU rules on the information provided to consumers.

It aims to ensure better labelling information to help consumers make healthier and more sustainable food choices and tackle food waste, by proposing to:

  • introduce standardised mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling
  • extend mandatory origin or provenance information for certain products.
  • revise the rules on date marking (‘use by’ and ‘best before’ dates).

Alcoholic Beverages

Together with European associations and industry GS1 in Europe is working on a self-regulation on alcoholic beverages in order let the industry provide nutritional and allergens information on alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are defined as wines, spirits and beers.

Related Publications

Use a QR code powered by GS1 Digital Link to inform consumers about alcoholic beverages-1.0
Learn more about how the alcoholic beverages sector aims to enhance consumer information regarding ingredients, nutrition, and allergens.
GDSN Implementation Guidelines for EU Regulation 1169/2011 – V 2.6
The latest version of the GDSN Implementation Guidelines for EU Regulation 1169/2011, now with provenance of primary ingredients