It's aimed at protecting allergy sufferers
New food labelling legislation aimed at protecting allergy sufferers will come into force in the Island from 1 October.
The new law, which will also apply throughout the UK, will make it a legal requirement for food businesses to provide a full list of ingredients, which highlights the presence of common allergens, on pre-packaged foods they offer for sale.
A dedicated food allergens webpage has been produced by DEFA, to provide practical help and guidance to businesses.
The new legislation, known as Natasha's law, is a direct result of the tragic death in 2016 of Fulham teenager, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse.
The 15 year old suffered a severe allergic reaction to an undeclared ingredient in a pre-packed baguette.
14 major allergens such as milk, eggs, fish and nuts must be clearly identified under the new rules on pre-packed items such as sandwiches and salads - as part of a full list of ingredients.
The law also applies to food that consumers select themselves from display units, and some foods sold at mobile or temporary units.