Important changes to Allergen Labelling Requirements

From 1 October 2021 the requirements for labelling on prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods will change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new labelling requirements will help 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 for specific sectors including:

 

The FSA hosted a free webinar for food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Where they explained allergen labelling changes and helped businesses identify how it will affect them, shared guidance and answered questions.

The webinar was recorded and can be found  on The Food Standards Agency Website.

An 'Introduction to allergen labelling changes' handout is also available. (PDF 396KB)

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.