‘Prepacked Foods for Direct Sale’ are foods that have been packed on the same premises from which they are being sold. For example, a packaged sandwich or salad made by staff earlier in the day and placed on a shelf for purchase. The new labelling will be required on any food that is prepacked for direct sale. This is food which is packaged at the same place it is offered to customers and is in the packaging before it is ordered or selected.

This can include salads and sandwiches that customers select themselves and pre-wrapped foods kept behind a counter, as well as some products packaged and sold at mobile or temporary outlets.