Food hygiene and safety

Food standards

From 1 October 2021, there is an important change to the law on allergen labelling for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods. This means that any food business selling PPDS foods will have to include full ingredients on the product label with allergenic ingredients emphasised within that list.

Visit the Food Standards Agency's website where you'll find a toolkit featuring helpful information, including new labelling guidance for PPDS foods and sector guides. The guides for bakeries, butchers, fast food and takeaways, mobile sellers, restaurants, cafes and pubs, and schools each give practical information on PPDS and how these changes could impact a food business.