Wed 1 Sep 21
New legislation, which will require food businesses in Scotland to include the product name and full ingredients list on food sold prepacked for direct sale (PPDS), comes into force on 1 October 2021 in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
The new legislation will improve information about allergens and other ingredients in food prepared and packed in advance, mainly at the same place where it’s sold, before being offered to consumers.
Food Standards Scotland, the public sector food body for Scotland, will be running a campaign from 23 August to 1 October 2021 to highlight this legislation change and support businesses across Scotland to adhere, adapt and comply with this new legislation.
Food Standards Scotland has created a toolkit so you can see how your business or your members may be affected, and the action needed to ensure all businesses are complying by 1 October 2021.
The campaign aims to inform food businesses about the changes to the law and the steps they need to take to label food correctly if they sell PPDS food products.
If you’re not sure how your business is affected, you can find more information on the Food Standards Scotland website.