Changes to allergen labelling laws

Historically, foods that are 'prepacked for direct sale' (PPDS) - for example, sandwiches that are packaged in the shop from which they will be sold - have been subject to fewer requirements for allergen labelling than fully prepacked food. However, following the sad death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse in 2016, that is set to change.

In October, new regulations - informally known as 'Natasha's law' - are coming into force, which will put PPDS allergen labelling requirements on the same level as prepacked food.

For more information, please see 'Labelling of prepacked-for-direct-sale foods'.