Pre-Packed for Direct Sale (PPDS)

3 weeks ago | 1 min

Products that are prepacked for direct sale are those packaged such that the contents cannot be altered without opening or changing the packaging, on the premises where the product is to be sold to the consumer. For the purposes of FIC this includes products packed at the request of the consumer.

Foods prepacked for direct sale are treated in the same way as non prepacked foods in Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (EU FIC)

labelling provisions. It is expected that the customer is able to speak with the person or colleagues, who made or packed the product to ask about ingredients.

Foods that could fall under this category could include meat pies made on site and sandwiches made and sold from the premises in which they are made and would also apply where non prepacked goods are wrapped and transferred to other stalls trading under the same name

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