Can I use over-stickering on existing label stock to minimise wastage costs?

Yes, over-stickering is perfectly acceptable in the UK, as long as the label remains compliant with food information law. Following over-stickering, food labels must remain clear, understandable and the sticker must not interfere with any other mandatory information that it does not replace. Where over-stickering is used, it should obscure or obliterate any information that would otherwise be contrary to legal requirements.

Although there is nothing in writing to confirm the EU view on over-stickering, it is not expected to be an issue, provided the over-stickering meets basic labelling requirements.