Labelling regulations guide

  1. How must allergen information be displayed on the label?
    Allergenic substances or products used as ingredients must be listed in the list of ingredients with a clear reference to the name of the allergenic substance or product as they are listed in Annex II of the Regulation. They must be emphasised through a typeset that clearly distinguishes them from the rest of the list of ingredients, for example by means of font, style or background colour.

Example: 1
In this example, allergenic ingredients are in bold and italic
Ingredients: Flour (wheat), sugar, EggsMilk, cocoa powder

For allergens see ingredients in bold

Example: 2

In this example, allergenic ingredients are in capitals and italic

Ingredients: Flour (WHEAT), sugar, EGGS, MILK, cocoa powder

For allergens see ingredients in CAPITALS
Is there a minimum font size specified for the mandatory information?
Yes, mandatory information must be displayed with a font size where the x-height (as defined in Annex IV) is equal to or greater than 1.2 mm. A printer/designer should be able to advise on this. For packaging or containers with a surface area of less than 80cm2 the x-height must be equal to or greater than 0.9 cm.