UK Food and Honey labelling and Weights and Measures Act are relevant to honey labelling. Sources: The Honey (England) Regulations 2015 (with similar legislation for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales. The Food (Lot Marking) Regulations 1996


Product name

Quantity Marking (Weight)

Minimum Durability indication

Food business operator’s name and address

Geographic origin

Lot marking

Presentation on the packaging

Visible in same field of view Elsewhere on packaging
Product nameDurability – or where to find it
QuantityFood business operator
Lot marking

All information can of course be placed on the same label.

Penalty for non-compliance

I will do all I can to make sure your labels will be compliant with regulations to the best of my understanding. However the final decision remains with you – the food business operator.

If Trading Standards find that your labels do not comply with current legislation they will issue an ‘improvement notice’ and you should stop using the non-compliant labels.

Optional message

There is a small risk of infant botulism being transmitted in honey. the Honey Regulations 2003 recommend the following message be included on the packaging. “Honey should not be given to infants under 12 months of age”.

I can supply granulation advice labels which contain this message.