Food Labelling Information System launched
After many years of discussion and preparation, the European Commission has finally launched its Food Labelling Information System (FLIS). A direct access link to the FLIS can be found here.
The FLIS has been developed as a tool to help food business operators in implementing the mandatory EU labelling rules. The IT solution enables users to select the food (category) and automatically retrieve the mandatory EU labelling indications in 23 EU languages. It also provides links to relevant legal provisions and existing guidance documents.
The FLIS has no legal effect and is by no means a guarantee for correct compliance; however, it may help to identify legislative requirements that food business operators may have missed or are unaware of.
This tool has been a longtime coming and will be very welcomed by small food operators exporting or planning to export in 2021.