It is an offence to falsely describe, advertise or present food
and we help enforce the laws that protect consumers against
dishonest labelling and mis-description by test purchasing and
monitoring goods available throughout the Bedford Borough Council
area. Further information is available by contacting us.
What is required on packaging?
- name of the food
- list of Ingredients
- storage Instructions
- best before/use by
- name and address
- nutritional information
- quantitative ingredients declarations
There are certain special requirements if the
- has any "special claims" (e.g., "Rich in
- is alcoholic;
- is genetically modified;
- is organic;
- may trigger certain food allergies.
For more information food labelling, visit the
Food Standards Agency (new window)