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Posted 08 November 2021 - 02:03 PM

Hello,

I'm looking for a bit of advise on how we label and sell our product. We currently sell in to a food service distributor to go in to restaurants. We sell them 12 in a box with a weight on. However, we want to determine if, in this selling sense, we have to sell by weight and whether we can just sell by units per case?

 

I'm used to working with product going into retailers, which are sold directly to the consumer. Little confused whether the Weights and Measures Act is relating to the food service sector also.



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Posted 08 November 2021 - 02:10 PM

what country are you in please


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Posted 08 November 2021 - 02:28 PM

In the UK, apologies for not making this clear



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Posted 08 November 2021 - 02:38 PM

https://www.gov.uk/w.../packaged-goods

 

There (in the link) is an allowable tolerance for underweights...

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...on-to-consumers

 

The above link specifically mentions catering (food service)

 

Pre-packed foods are exempt from these requirements if they are:

  • under 5 g or 5 ml, apart from herbs and spices, where there is no minimum threshold
  • usually sold by number, provided that the number of items can be clearly seen and easily counted from the outside
  • subject to considerable losses in their volume or mass and are sold by number or weighed in the presence of the purchaser

Looks like your best best to determine the average weight of 12 of these items, and put that on the carton in the smaller allowable font, and the unit count in a larger font


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