Country of Origin

Question

We are supplying catering small-wares into EU. Our customer would like us to remove the Country of Origin from each product label. We have to provide a General Certificate of Compliance for Food Safety with all of our items, which contains the COO. My question is, do we have an obligation by law to label our items with the COO for sale of goods into EU?

Answer

John,
I am not sure what you mean by "catering small-wares" but if you follow this link it will take you to a very useful document from the Food Standards Agency on Country of Origin labelling.

http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/originlabellingguid0909.pdf

Regards,
Richard England

Answer

Hi

By following the below link you can read through EU legislation on food labelling:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/labellingnutrition/foodlabelling/index_en.htm

I hope this helps.

Kind regards

Gemma
@ExportExpertUK
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Answer

Hi Richard,

thank you for the prompt response and direction.

Catering small-wares refer to utensils and items that come into contact with food for storage and presentation.

Kind regards

John

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