There are many special rules regulating packaging and labelling in specific industries.
Some of the industries where special packaging and labelling is required include:
- Gold, silver, platinum and palladium: If you sell goods that are not hallmarked it can be an offence.
- Footwear: Labelling of footwear regulations state that that the main materials the footwear is made from must appear on the label. It's an offence to sell footwear without information about its composition.
- Food and drink: Labels must be clears and include certain information. You must ensure that any packing you use is safe. See food packaging and labelling.
- Tobacco products: If you manufacture cigarettes or other smoking products containing tobacco, you must print a picture health warning on the packet.
- Toys: If you sell toys, you must ensure they meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995. Hood cords, bunk beds, prams and pushchairs are also subject to specific regulations.
All retailers must comply with the price marking order from the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. See product packaging and labelling rules for retailers.