Food business legislation

Allergies: food labelling

The law about which foods must be labelled has changed.

‘Food allergies can be life-threatening’

Any food which you package on your premises (pre-pack for direct sale) and sell to a customer from your business must be labelled with:

  • The name of the food
  • A full ingredient list, and
  • Any of the 14 allergens, required to be declared by law, emphasised within the ingredients list.

More information

Find out more about what sorts of business 'pre-packed for direct sale' applies to on the Food Standards Scotland website.

Food labelling law is regulated by the Environmental Health service at Midlothian Council.