The UK Food Standards Agency reports that the new Food Information Regulation has been published by the EU. This has been designed to make labelling clearer to the consumer. Most of the requirements will be mandatory from 2014 with the nutrition labelling part becoming mandatory from 2016. This may seem a long way off but those who manufacture long shelf life products will really need to start planning now. The regulation is intended to de-mystify, make easier and dispel for instance some of the origin loopholes that were in place.