Prepacked for direct sale (PPDS)– what else do you need? 


Governments across the UK have decided that prepacked for direct sale food will need to have ingredient and allergen information provided on the label from 1 October 2021. 

In readiness for this change and to support food businesses, the Food Standards Agency has been explaining how you can start to prepare and sharing their free updated food allergy e-training tool. 

What is prepacked for direct sale food?

Prepacked for direct sale is food that is packaged at the same place it is offered to customers and is in the packaging before it is ordered or selected. This can include packaged salads and sandwiches that customers select themselves and pre-wrapped foods kept behind a counter, as well as some products packaged and sold at mobile or temporary outlets. 

Tell the FSA what else you need to support you

We’d be really grateful if you could fill in this quick 30 second poll so we can let the FSA know what other information and resources would be most helpful to you.  Your answers and comments will be completely anonymous and won’t be associated with you or your company. We will share the anonymous results with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as part of their ongoing commitment to support food businesses. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank youNCASS Team