Important food labelling changes
Food labelling changes came into force on 1 October
The Food Information Regulations 2014 cover the requirements relating to ingredients and allergen labelling on food (including drinks) that are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) that are in force from 1 October 2021.
More information regarding the requirements for labelling these foods can be found on the Food Standards Agency website. There is a decision tool to help determine if your food is PPDS - Allergen and ingredients food labelling decision tool | Food Standards Agency and there is also lots of detailed guidance on the requirements to label PPDS with the name of the food and a full ingredients list with allergenic ingredients emphasised - Allergen labelling changes for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food | Food Standards Agency
For businesses selling prepacked food, The Business Companion also has useful guidance on the direct sale of pre-packed and other non-prepacked foods.
The requirements are enforced by Hampshire County Council Trading Standards who offer a range of chargeable business support and advice services for which you need to register, the site includes further details about their fees and the terms and conditions of the service.