FSA publishes updated allergen guidance to reflect changes to labelling laws in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
23 June 2020
On 18 June 2020, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) published updated technical guidance for allergen labelling, following changes to pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) food. This means food which is packaged on-site by a business, before a customer selects or orders it from the same premises, will be required to have a label with an ingredients list and the allergens contained emphasised. This brings the way allergen information is provided in-line with other pre-packed food, and aims to reduce consumer confusion.
The changes, which are now enshrined in legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, will come into effect from 1 October 2021. The updated technical guidance reflects the legislative changes and aims to support businesses and enforcement authorities in understanding the new requirements.
Source: FSA, 18 June 2020