This category would include:
- Products that are received non prepacked at the sales premises then packed into new packaging meeting the definition of a prepacked product as long as they were destined for sale on the same premises.
- Products that are received prepacked in bulk or requiring some form of preparation at the sales premises then repacked into new packaging meeting the definition of a prepacked product as long as they were destined for sale on the same premises.
- Products packed by a retailer for sale on the premises where the food is packed or from a vehicle or stall used by him, e.g. at markets or from mobile shops.
- The special case of bread, flour confectionery or edible ices that are packed by the producer then sold from other outlets trading under the producer’s name.
Examples of PPDS foods to look out for:
- prepacked paninis or boxes of pizza which can be reheated at the consumer’s request
- prepacked sandwiches or salad boxes
- pies in packaging
- soup already in pots
- biscuits made and packaged on the premises
- bags of prawn crackers at a takeaway
PPDS does not include food that is not in packaging when the consumer orders it. Food made to order and food placed into packaging at the consumer’s request is not PPDS.
- Examples of foods that are not PPDS that may be provided by a restaurant, café, pub or related food business include:
- unpackaged cakes on display
- an open salad bar
- unpackaged complimentary bread placed on tables.
Non-prepacked (loose) food does not require a label and must meet current requirements for providing allergen information.