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Natasha's Law- changes to labelling

From 1st October 2021 all businesses who sell pre-packed food for direct sale (PPDS) are required to label these products with a full ingredient list that highlights the required allergens.

https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/millions-with-food-allergies-to-benefit-as-new-allergen-labelling-law-comes-into-force

This new law says that if your food or drink product has 2 or more ingredients (including any additives) then you must list them all.

If you 'adulterate' honey by adding anything else you are not in line with the regulations nor are you covered by the BBKA insurance for hive products.

More information is available on the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/food-labelling-and-packaging/ingredients-list

https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/allergen-labelling-for-food-manufacturers


What is the difference between prepacked and prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods?
Prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food is packaged at the same place it is offered and before it is ordered or selected by consumers. This includes food that customers select themselves, as well as pre-wrapped items kept behind a counter. Food sold at mobile or temporary outlets also falls under PPDS foods.

Prepacked food, however, is either offered or sold by a different business to one which packaged it or offered or sold at a different location to where it was packaged. Prepacked food already requires full ingredient and allergen labelling as well as a nutritional information declaration.

In summary, if you are selling honey in line with the Honey Regulations you are fine. 
If you 'adulterate' honey by adding anything else you are not in line with the regulations nor are you covered by the BBKA insurance for hive products.

If an association sells honey cakes etc they must be appropriately labelled in accordance with the allergen regulations.


Free AllergyTraining 


There is free allergy training available from the government. This training has recently been updated in line with changes to the most recent legislation. If you have completed the training before 16th September 2020, we would advise that you re-take this version as it contains new information and will be a good refresher for you.