I am new to the forum!
Today is my first day as a cupcake company owner! I have had all of my checks, been registered and am now ready to bake
I have been baking for friends for a while now and interest has been phenominal so I have bitten the bullet and set up a fledgling business!
I wondered if anyone could help me with one thing I am struggling with, Food Labelling.
Does anyone know how I should be labelling my cakes? If I should lol, or does anyone know of any websites which could help me with the labelling of the cakes.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Didn't your health department tell you if you need to do that? If you aren't sure, they are probably the first ones to contact and ask what is required.
As for the actual labeling, I think there were some discussions in the past about websites that help with labeling. I'll see if I can find it.
No, the lady that visited didn't mention labelling and I only remembered once she had Left!
Thanks for your reply and help
Oh and I think I should have mentioned that I am based in the UK x
Here are some topics for you to read to get more info. There are a ton more, so do a search (use google advanced search and in the domain name, put cakecentral.com)
This one is mainly about Indiana, but there is a lot of good info in it.
This one is about food coloring.
This one is about wedding cakes, but you may do cupcake towers for a wedding or large event.
Didn't see that you arin the UK until after I posted.
Since you're in the UK, you can find everything you need to know at the Food Standards Agency website
I'll even go one step further, and hint that perhaps you might find the answer in the "Starting Up" brochure, but I do urge you to read everything on the FSA website as you're now a business owner and you need to know the law.
Good luck in your new business.
Thank you so much for your help!! I'll take a look now!
Did you find the answer you were looking for?
I tried ringing the Trading standards office here, no answer so I have emailed them now
I'll let you know when I hear back, thanks again for your help
You don't need to ring Trading Standards!! It is the FSA which governs food labelling. And the answer is in the leaflet I posted about earlier. I'm not going to give you the page number because you should be able to find it out on your own but the answer is CLEARLY written in that brochure.
Sorry my mistake I meant FSA! There was something on tv about Trading standards as I was typing my reply! Sorry!! x
I did already have the starting up booklet, and understand that I don't need to label the cakes as far as ingredients are concerned, I just email FSA to see what their recommendations were as per food allergy labelling as my cakes contain eggs, gluten etc and may contain traces if nuts.
Just for my own peace of mind really
The answer to that can also be found on the FSA website
Great! Sorted thank you.
I don't need to label my cakes as per ingredients or allergies but I need to have a list of ingredients used.
Aaah that's sorted
Perfect! I am so pleased you were able to work it out.
Good luck with the business!