Pre-Packed Food

2 weeks ago | 1 min

Prepacked foods are presented for sale such that ‘the contents cannot be altered without opening or changing the packaging.’ For the purposes of EU FIC these are foods packed before being offered for sale to the consumer or to a caterer. Prepacked foods do not include those packed on the same premises as where they are sold or foods sold loose.

Examples include:

  • Products that are sealed such that the seal has to be broken or the packaging integrity compromised to access the product inside
  • Products that are packaged in modified atmosphere sealed packaging
  • Product placed in an acetate or similar tray with a top or lid applied, sealed with tape or a label that has to be broken or damaged to access the product inside or which cannot be resealed
  • Flow wrapped product crimp sealed

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