If your food or drink product has 2 or more ingredients (including any additives), you must list them all. Ingredients must be listed in order of weight, with the main ingredient first.
You also have to show the percentage of an ingredient if it is:
- highlighted by the labelling or a picture on a package, for example ‘extra cheese’
- mentioned in the name of the product, for example ‘cheese and onion pasty’
- normally connected with the name by the consumer, for example fruit in a summer pudding
You must highlight allergens on the label using a different font, style or background colour. You must also list them in the ingredients.
The allergens you need to highlight and list are:
- cereals containing gluten - including wheat, rye, barley and oats
- crustaceans - including prawns, crab and lobster
- molluscs - including squid, mussels, cockles, whelks and snails
- sesame seeds
- soya beans
- sulphur dioxide or sulphites at levels above 10mg per kilogram or per litre