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Free Support for Businesses in Scotland

With new regulations on waste disposal in Scotland affecting businesses of all sizes, Resource Efficient Scotland is offering free, independent specialist advice and support on energy efficiency (including renewables), water efficiency, materials efficiency and waste prevention, re-use and recycling. 

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Guidance Notes on the Labelling of Sandwiches

A new set of guidelines for labelling sandwiches under the new Food Information regulations has been published by the British Sandwich Association.

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VAT

VAT

There has been much confusion in the sandwich industry over the question of when VAT is chargeable and when it is not, particularly in relation to those operating delivery rounds. In the 1990s a number of VAT tribunals ruled that generally sandwiches sold through delivery rounds to offices etc. or on platters were exempt from VAT unless they were known to being supplied for a catering purpose. HMRC’s (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) definition is that food supplied for a function (party, meeting, event etc.) carries VAT, even if the ingredients are supplied by a customer and the caterer is simply brought in to prepare them. In essence they are providing a service (adding value) in making up the foods.

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Guidelines on Sandwich Labelling

Guidelines on Sandwich Labelling

Following major changes in European labelling regulations, the British Sandwich Association is developing new guidelines for the sandwich industry.

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Registration of Food Businesses

Registration of Food Businesses

If you are starting a new food business, the law requires that you register your operation with your local environmental health authority.....

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BRC Global Standard For Storage and Distribution

BRC Global Standard For Storage and Distribution

The British Retail Consortium has published a Global Standard For Storage and Distribution.

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Standards and Training Advice Online

Standards and Training Advice Online

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Directorate of Environmental Health now has food hygiene, standards and training advice online.

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Sandwich Industry Guidelines

Sandwich Industry Guidelines

The Stationery Office has agreed discounts for members wishing to purchase the manufacturing and foodservice guides they have published with the BSA.

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The Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs Regulation

The Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs Regulation

The Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs Regulation has applied since 11 January 2006 and complements the EU food hygiene legislation. 

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Product Purchasing Specifications

Product Purchasing Specifications

Detailed advice from the BSA's technical auditor on key factors to consider when purchasing sandwich making ingredients.

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