Around the World – Ireland: Guidance on Food Labelling Challenges Caused by the Crisis in Ukraine and Russia

Due to the current crisis in Ukraine and the sanctions on Russia and Belarus, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is aware that food business operators (FBOs) may be experiencing difficulties regarding the supply of some foods, in particular, sunflower oil, but also other raw materials and ingredients used for the production of certain foods. This may result in FBOs having to omit or substitute certain ingredients or change the manufacturing process or recipe, at short notice.

Guidance for FBOs on the food labelling flexibility has been prepared by the FSAI. The flexibility permits the use of additional stickers or inkjet printing to be over labelled on existing food labels.