The Importance of Food Labels and How Prepsheets Ensures EU Compliance

In the ever-evolving hospitality landscape, mastering the art of food labels is not just about compliance; it’s a crucial ingredient in the recipe for customer trust and satisfaction. As EU legislation places stringent demands on food establishments, Prepsheets emerges as the go-to platform that not only ensures compliance but also serves as a catalyst for creating enticing food-to-go offerings whilst ensuring your workload is not increased.

The Crucial Role of Food Labels:

Food labels are the unsung heroes of culinary establishments, serving as a direct line of communication with customers. Not only do they provide vital information on ingredients, nutritional content, and allergens, but they also contribute to building a transparent and trusting relationship with customers and diners. EU regulations mandate that food labels must be clear, comprehensive, and easily accessible, ensuring consumers can make informed choices tailored to their dietary preferences and restrictions.

Navigating EU Legislation on Food Labels:

EU legislation on food labelling is robust, covering a spectrum of requirements to guarantee transparency and consumer safety. Key aspects include:

  1. Allergen Information: Clearly indicating the presence of allergens is mandatory, ensuring those with allergies or dietary restrictions can make informed choices.
  2. Nutritional Information: Providing nutritional content empowers customers to make healthier choices, aligning with the EU’s commitment to promoting well-informed dietary decisions.
  3. Origin Labelling: Offering information on the origin of certain products supports transparency and emphasizes the importance of supporting local producers.
  4. Consistent Presentation: Labels must be presented in a consistent and clear format, promoting easy comprehension for consumers. The Compliance and Creativity Companion:

  1. Effortless Allergen Management: Prepsheets simplifies allergen management by allowing you to input allergen details for each ingredient or use the ingredients we already have in our managed database. The platform then automatically generates clear and compliant allergen information on labels for your recipes.
  2. Accurate Nutritional Information: Crafting enticing food-to-go offerings requires not just creativity but also precision in nutritional information. Prepsheets knowledge of nutritional data on all ingredients as well as it’s link to nutritional databases aids in this by calculating and presenting accurate nutritional content for your recipes, ensuring EU compliance and customer satisfaction.
  3. Origin Tracking for Transparency: For businesses focusing on local sourcing, Prepsheets facilitates origin tracking at ingredient level, allowing you to confidently provide information on the geographical source of your ingredients, aligning seamlessly with EU regulations.
  4. Streamlined Recipe Management: Prepsheets offers a user-friendly interface for creating and managing recipes. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a small business owner, the platform ensures that compliance with EU legislation is a seamless process. This also ensure consistency across team and security of your recipes.

Unlocking the Potential of Food-to-Go:

Beyond compliance, Prepsheets serves as a catalyst for hospitality businesses venturing into the dynamic realm of food-to-go offerings.

  1. Menu Diversification: Easily create and manage a diverse array of food-to-go items, from delectable sandwiches to wholesome salads, expanding your menu and enticing a broader customer base.
  2. Cost-Effective Operations: Streamline your kitchen operations with Prepsheets, optimizing ingredient usage and minimizing waste. This not only enhances efficiency but also contributes to cost savings.
  3. Quick and Easy Recipe Scaling: Adjust recipe quantities effortlessly to meet the demand of your food-to-go offerings, ensuring you can adapt to fluctuating customer preferences and seasonal trends.
  4. Enhanced Customer Experience: With Prepsheets, you can craft food-to-go offerings that not only meet compliance standards but also exceed customer expectations, providing a memorable and delightful experience.
  5. Better for the Business: Remember, cold food for take away is 0% VAT, so you get the full sale price.

In conclusion, Prepsheets is not just a tool for EU compliance; it’s a dynamic platform that empowers hospitality businesses to thrive in the competitive landscape. Whether you’re navigating the intricacies of food labelling or delving into the realm of food-to-go, Prepsheets is your trusted companion on the journey to culinary success.

Talk to us at to see how easily Prepsheets can be integrated into your current kitchen operations and set up your first bespoke food label.