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 an  introduction to allergen labelling for PPDS food and have launched a PPDS HUB featuring information and sector guidance.

PPDS sector guidance:

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.