Improved allergen labelling in Scotland

16 February 2021

Article: 55/0707

On 11 February 2021, new legislation was presented before the Scottish Parliament, which will require food businesses in Scotland to include the product name and full ingredients, including allergen information, on pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) foods. Examples of PPDS foods include sandwiches placed into packaging by the food business and sold from the same premises, wrapped delicatessen counter goods such as cheese and meats, and boxed salads placed on a refrigerated shelf prior to sale.

The new labelling requirements will come into force on 1 October 2021, and are in-line with similar changes being made in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Source: Food Standards Scotland (FSS), 11 February 2021