Food Standards Scotland launch consultation on the implementation of improved allergen labelling
Food Standards Scotland has launched a consultation on the implementation of improved allergen labelling on food sold prepacked for direct sale. i.e. food that is packed before being offered for sale by the same food business to the final consumer. e.g. sandwiches placed into packaging by the food business and sold from the same premises.
The aim of the consultation is to seek views from food businesses, enforcement authorities, consumers and other stakeholders on proposed amendments to the Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 and draft technical guidance on providing allergen information for food. The consultation also asks questions to develop our information on costs and benefits and also explore the risks in moving to labelling foods with the name of the food and ingredients information and what can be done to mitigate the risks.
Full details are available here and the consultation runs until 4 December 2020.