The European Commission has adopted a proposal to make food labels clearer and more relevant to the needs of EU consumers. Its aim is to modernise and improve EU food labelling rules so that consumers have, in a legible and understandable manner, the essential information they need to make informed purchasing choices. Pre-packaged food will have to display key nutritional information on the front of the package. General requirements on how nutrition information should be displayed are set out, although there is room for Member States to promote additional national measures, provided they do not undermine the EU rules. The proposal also extends the current requirements for allergen labelling to cover non pre-packaged food, including food sold in restaurants and other catering establishments.