From 1 October 2021, the legal requirements for labelling food sold pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) will change in Scotland. Examples of PPDS foods include sandwiches placed into packaging by the food business and sold from the same premises, wrapped deli counter goods, such as cheese and meats, and boxed salads. The new labelling aims to help inform and protect consumers by providing ingredient and allergen information on the packaging.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has produced guidance intended to help food business operators check whether they will be affected by the changes to the labelling rules, and what they need to do to meet new requirements if they are. The new legislation will require PPDS food to be labelled with:
- the name of the food
- a full ingredients list
- allergen information, emphasised within the list
Source: FSS, 2 August 2021