The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published guidance for businesses to accompany The Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Unwrapped Bread and Intoxicating Liquor) Order 2011.

The amendment to the current law would see all restrictions on the quantities that may be used for the sale of unwrapped bread lifted, provided that any new quantities are indicated on a ticket or notice.

It aims to introduce greater flexibility for bakers, enabling them to offer new sizes and respond to consumer demand.

The current regulations only allow the sale of unwrapped loaves weighing more than 300g to be made up in quantities of 400g or multiples of it.

Subject to parliamentary approval, the order would come into force on 1 October 2011.

For more information and to view the guidance document click here.

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