Are you a…

…baker, butcher, mobile seller, street vendor, event caterer, fast food and takeaway restaurant, cafe, pub or restaurant?

Then it’s time to take note because From 1 October, allergen labelling laws are changing.

This affects all foods which are pre-packaged for direct sale (PPDS), and under the new law, foods of this kind MUST have a full list of ingredients and allergens on the label.

So, here’s what you need to know.

What does PPDS mean?

Pre-packaged for direct sale means all foods which are packed at the same site as they are sold, including market stalls and vehicles, and those which are in packaging before being ordered or selected by customers. These foods include those that customers select themselves, pre-wrapped foods which are kept behind a counter and some products packaged and sold at mobile or temporary outlets.

How can you get support with this law change?

Nottinghamshire businesses can get a 30-minute consultation with our Trading Standards team FREE of charge, and if you’re unsure of what you need to do under this new law, make sure to contact the team as soon as possible by emailing [email protected] or by calling 0115 804 2912.

Visit the Allergen Hub

The Food Standards Agency has put together guidance on:

  • What needs to be on the label?
  • How to meet the requirements
  • Why the changes to allergen information are being introduced
  • Sector specific help and advice

Visit the allergen hub 


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