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    Sandwich Labelling Fundamentals

    Here at Positive ID Labels are always happy to find a new enquiry from a potential customer sent in to our website. However, from time to time there will be a pesky so and so who tries to use us as a free advice service, asking for legal requirements or a sandwich labelling fundamentals. We would like to point out that we are not a free advice service!

    But because Positive ID Labels are always keen to help where we can we are going to write a series of blogs explaining everything you need to know regarding sandwich labelling 101. Just to clear it up once and for all!

    So here goes…

    Until October 2021, if your sandwich is wrapped before the customer comes to purchase the sandwich then it will require a label. For the sandwich to not require a label at all it must be prepared by request of the customer. (You can read more about Natasha’s Law here – the new law coming into effect in October 2021.)

    The reason for this is that if the customer has any allergy questions based on the food they are about to purchase then they are supposed to be able to ask the food maker, whose job it is to know this information, and therefore not need to read the label.

    Another reason for this is also that if the food is prepared in store by the demands of the customer, the assumption is that the food will be eaten fresh. Sandwich labelling fundamentals assume that the buyer will know their own allergy ailments. This would therefore not require a use by date or storage information. So if the food is served fresh, it is up to the customer to request this information if they do not mean to eat the sandwich in the immediate future.

    If you are required to label a sandwich, there is a range of information that must be included.

    • What the contents are
    • Where it was made
    • When it should be consumed by
    • What the storage method should be
    • What the ingredients are
    • What allergens are in the ingredients
    • What the nurtition values are per 100g for
      • Energy kJ and Energy kcal
      • Fat
      • Saturated Fat
      • Carbohydate
      • Sugar
      • Protein
      • Salt

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