Food Law News - UK - 2010

FSA News Item, 6 April 2010

LABELLING - New fish labelling rules

New rules for fish labelling come into force today for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Fish Labelling Regulations 2010 replace the previous Regulations, add new commercial designations (the names of fish) for species of fish that have recently come onto the market and give extra options for some others that were already listed.

The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure that fish are labelled correctly and consistently at the point of sale, so that purchasers know exactly what they are buying, whether it was caught at sea, in inland waters or was farmed and, if caught at sea, in what sea area.

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