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What Queen Elizabeth's Death Means For The 100 Official Royal Food Brands
Over the years, food brands with a royal stamp of approval or Royal Warrant have brought a taste of the late queen's household to the common folk. Per the Royal Warrant Holders Association, these brands provide products or services to the royal household and are allowed to "use the Royal Arms in connection with their business."
An awarded company may use symbolism on its labels correlating its products with the monarchy for up to five years — but now that the granting monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has died, those goods and services are in a state of flux. Food brands with a Royal Warrant will now require a new application as well as a reprinting of their product labels.
Per reports, about 100 food and drink brands will have their Warrants voided as those were issued by the Queen and are now invalid. However, the Royal Warrant Holders Association says that "the company or individual may continue to use the Royal Arms in connection with the business for up to two years," — so there may still be hope for current Warrant holders.
The RWHA adds that the seals of approval will be looked over by The Royal Household "upon a change of the reigning Sovereign." While companies like Heinz, Coca-Cola, and Cadbury can, for now, continue to use the royal seal on their packaging, it remains to be seen if the current list of brands will retain their approval pending new issuances.