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    Default Is this legal labelling?

    I thought the label on the jar had to have details such as weight, origin etc IN VIEW ... you can bury things like batch numbers on the base or the lid or the back.

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    The jar per se was unlabelled, but there was a small tied-on label on the lid. The inside of the label had no additional relevant details.

    I didn't think a shop label on the shelf counted.

    I could either create much more attractive/less wordy labels and provide a single label for the shop. I'd keep the price about the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
    I thought the label on the jar had to have details such as weight, origin etc IN VIEW ... you can bury things like batch numbers on the base or the lid or the back.

    IMG_20190911_181528.jpg

    The jar per se was unlabelled, but there was a small tied-on label on the lid. The inside of the label had no additional relevant details.

    I didn't think a shop label on the shelf counted.

    I could either create much more attractive/less wordy labels and provide a single label for the shop. I'd keep the price about the same
    Got to be origin of the two honeys in the bottle ! Even if itís only product of EC and non EC countries!


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    I can't remember that I've ever read the words 'in view' in any description of the legal requirements for honey labels, Fatshark - but as the rules specify the size of the lettering, I had assumed it follows that these details should be in view! So, yes, I also think it can't be legal - but would Rowse make such a mistake?

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    London Borough of Bromley have a straightforward guide on Trading Standards advice which include the words

    Any information required to be given must appear either on the packaging, on a label attached to the packaging, or on a label clearly visible through the packaging. The ticket or label must be easy to understand and indelible. Such information must not be hidden, obscured or interrupted by any other written or pictorial matter.

    Where honey is sold loose or prepacked for direct sale, the labelling information may appear on a label, ticket or notice that can be clearly seen by the purchaser.

    Where honey is sold other than to the ultimate consumer, the required labelling information may be provided in an accompanying commercial document.


    I expect this makes it 'legal' by combining the information on the tag and the label on the shelf. If that's really the case then it opens up opportunities for all sorts of more creative labelling. Interesting ...

    PS TS regs are country specific and may be different in Scotland where I photographed this jar. My Google-fu has failed to find an easy-to-read version of the Scottish regs.
    Last edited by fatshark; 14-09-2019 at 08:30 AM. Reason: PS added

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