Food Labelling: giving information for consumers specialist training course

Food Labelling: giving information for consumers specialist training course

Specialist Training Course: “Food Labelling – giving information for consumers”
This course will provide you with a good understanding of current food labelling legislation and is designed to give you a working knowledge of legislative requirements for food composition and labelling which will enable you to confidently assess product specifications, pack copy and artwork for legality.

The course aims to:

  • improve awareness of food labelling law
  • provide guidance on the key aspects of food labelling
  • help prevent mislabelling or mis-description of foods.

The course contains 13 modules covering various aspects of food labelling legislation: you may opt OUT of any of the modules if they are not relevant to your food business (just let us know).

Introduction and legal obligations

Case Studies

Task: Review of Onganic Alpine Meadow Farm speciality milk packaging


  1. Food Information to Consumers introduction and quiz
  2. Product names and quiz
  3. Nutrition and Health Claims and quiz
  4. Ingredients: lists, quantities and allergens inc QUID and quiz
  5. Nutrition labelling and energy values inc traffic light scheme labelling and quiz
  6. Mandatory information, legibility and font size and QUID
  7. Food supplements and fortified foods inc task and 6 quiz questions
  8. Country of origin labelling task and quiz
  9. Protected food names inc tasks and quiz
  10. Alcoholic beverage labelling inc tasks and quiz
  11. Foods for Specific Groups FSG (previously PARNUTS) labelling inc quiz
  12. Voluntary information, national measures, enforcement, organic, quiz
  13. Net quantity, date indications, and storage conditions and instructions for use

Practical assessed task: design your own label

Assessment: Each module ends in a group Task and an individual Quiz which you need to complete correctly to receive your CPD certificate of attainment. You may retake each module quiz once. The pass mark is 80%

Who Should Attend?
  • Enforcement officers
  • Technical Managers and supervisors
  • Label Designers
Course fees

One day course: £470 per person (there is no VAT) for up to seven modules

Two day course: £660 per person (no VAT) for between 8 and 13 modules

With a minimum of two people attending.

Course location: on site at your premises in Dorset or New Forest (there is no additional fee for this).

Duration: one day for up to seven modules

Two days for between eight and 13 modules

Your course fees include:
  • Your own 184-page full-colour text book, published in 2019, including tasks and quizzes
  • Multiple choice quizzes on each module
  • Aaron Scott and Black certificate of attainment for each module you complete successfully

To register your interest and book a course, please contact Susan Alexander:

Once booked, your class will run (no minimum numbers, no delays)

We guarantee our consistently high standards of professional practice

Prompt notification of your exam results

Prompt dispatch of certificates to you

We confidently promise free exam resit and free additional tuition should a student fail an exam.

To enquire or book this course please telephone 01425 482 831

Legal disclaimer: This course aims to provide guidance on the key aspects of food labelling. Candidates should be aware that legislation changes all the time and that we have taken every reasonable care to provide information which is valid at the time of your course, and you’ll be given links to update your knowledge in the future. Ultimately, only the courts can decide whether a label meets the requirements of the law. 

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is responsible for labelling policy food compositional standards which are non-safety related other than food safety and nutrition. In England and Wales, the Food Standards Agency retains responsibility for food safety-related labelling, whereas the FSA in Scotland and Northern Ireland is still responsible for all labelling and standards policy.The Department of Health and Social Care are responsible for nutrition policy and labelling.