New quantity labelling requirements for pre-packed foods will come into force from 13 December 2014. The EU Regulation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers (1169/2011) will have direct effect in the UK. Businesses must comply with the requirements from 13 December 2014.
Examples of the new requirements include:
the net quantity (weight or volume) of pre-packaged food must be labelled
requirements apply to all foods intended for the final consumer or mass caterers
food information must not be misleading on quantity
quantity information must be marked directly on the package or an attached label