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Posted 16 April 2024 - 07:19 AM

Hello everyone!

 

Does anyone have proper information on the stringent food specification requirements to be followed by food businesses in the UK?



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Posted 16 April 2024 - 11:18 AM

hi ;) 

 

is this for retailers or general? 

 

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 12:06 PM

I would like to know the food specifications applicable to food businesses in UK. I believe it would be the general food specification requirements.



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Posted 16 April 2024 - 12:23 PM

The most common should include : 

 

1.Product Name and product description 

2.Customer name 

3.Weight and country of origin

4.Ingredients with highlighted allergens 

5.Typical Serving 

6.Nutrient /per 100g and per serving 

7.Suitability (Ovo-lacto veg, vegans, coeliacs, diabetics, halal, kosher) and GMO details 

8.Shelf life from packing 

9.Batch & date coding 

10.Recommended storage and storage & shelf life once opened 

11.Manufacturing details 

12.Contact details 

13.Allergens information (contains, handled on site and source) 

14.Allergens statement (for example - for allergens information, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in-bold. May also contain Egg, Soya and other tree nuts)

15.Microbiological standards

16.Packaging (level : primary/secondary etc, type, weight, dimensions, and pallet configuration

17.Units per case, cases per layer, layers per pallet, cases per pallet, units per pallet 

18.Chemical and physical standards (for example gluten free testing etc) 

19.Organoleptic details (aroma, texture, taste, colour , flavour etc) 

20. Product changes and document amendments (date, issue, reason for amendment and signed by) 

 

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