Retailers are fully committed to the health of their customers and are playing a leading role in addressing the obesity issue currently facing the UK.
The industry has shown leadership by:
- reformulating products
- promoting healthier alternatives
- adopting easy to use on-pack nutritional labelling across own brand ranges.
Tackling the causes of childhood obesity needs a comprehensive approach, with both food manufacturers and retailers playing a full role.
The priority for the campaign is to enhance and protect retailers’ brands and the reputation for the products they sell and the production standards they adopt.
The short term priority is to ensure that government recognises industry progress to date, and that any new legislation under the childhood obesity strategy is proportionate.
Implementing Regulation 2018/775: Guidelines
The BRC has produced these guidelines to help businesses comply with the provisions of new Implementing Regulation 2018/775.
This Regulation applies to all food businesses and requires the indication of origin for the primary ingredients in a food product, when an origin claims is made.
The guidelines clarify the articles in the text of the Regulation, provide practical advice and include plenty of helpful examples.
Companies following the advice in this document should have no problem complying with the provisions.