Important changes to Allergen Labelling Requirements
As of 1 October 2021 the requirements for labelling on prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods changed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new labelling requirements helps protect consumers by providing potentially life-saving allergen information on the packaging.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a PPDS HUB featuring information and guidance:
PPDS sector guidance:
An 'Introduction to allergen labelling changes' handout is also available. (PDF 396KB)
Trading Standards have also created guidance to assist businesses with these changes. Trading Standards Business Companion has some useful guidance for business on labelling of PPDS foods.
They also have an additional allergen resource that has been translated into 13 languages. It includes a poster, written guidance and videos.
For advice and further information on how this may affect your business you can contact your Environmental Health Team or your local Trading Standards department.
Information on the 14 Allergens and resources available in differing languages can be found here.