This article applies to selling in: United Kingdom
The content below is for guidance only. Amazon reserves the right to remove any listing it considers to be inappropriate for sale for any reason.
Examples of Permitted Listings
Reminder: all listings and products must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
- Food is permitted as long as it is correctly packaged, labelled and delivered, and complies with all applicable regulations. Note that from December 13, 2014, all listings must comply with the EU regulation on the provision of food information to consumers. All ingredients must be lawful and within permitted quantity or concentration limits.
- All food products offered for sale on an Amazon website must (as a minimum) be labelled in the language of that website. For example, all food products offered for sale on
Amazon.co.uk must (as a minimum) be in English.
- All food products offered for sale on an Amazon website must comply with all applicable EU and local laws, including but not limited to food information and labelling regulations (such as Regulation 1169/2011/EC).
Examples of Prohibited Listings
- Foie gras
- Food containing any illegal drug or sweets designed to resemble illegal drugs
- Shark or whale meat
- Other prohibited animal products and products made from endangered or threatened species
- Products that an official or governmental entity has determined present an unreasonable risk of injury or illness, or that are not safe for human consumption, such as:
- Beef thiophene ("3-acetyl-2, 5-dimethylthiophene")
- Bentonite Clay
- Kava kava
- Jelly mini-cup sweets
- Products with expired "use by" dates
- Unregistered Novel Food products, such as:
- Miracle berry
- Globe amaranth
- Pueraria Mirificia
- Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)
- Ketones, Ketone salts/esters and synthetic raspberry ketones
- Products labelled as "not for retail sale," or "not intended for resale"
- Food products containing cyanogenetic substances, such as raw, unprocessed apricot kernels
Food marketed with any health claim unless the product is a licensed medicine. For more information, see Restricted Products: Health & Personal Care below.
Please note: Sellers who list prohibited items can have their selling permissions removed, either temporarily or permanently.
Related Amazon Help Pages
Additional Useful Information
- The Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) website, http://www.food.gov.uk/
- The Food Information Regulations 2014, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1855/contents/made
- FSA guidance on UK implementation of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation 1169/2011, http://www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/regulation/fir
- European Commission website on the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation 1169/2011, including link to the text of the Regulation,http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/labelling_nutrition/labelling_legislation/index_en.htm
- European Commission website on Food, http://ec.europa.eu/food/index_en.htm
- European Commission Novel Food catalogue, http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/biotechnology/novelfood/nfnetweb/mod_search/index.cfm?action=mod_search.details&seqfce=159
- European Commission website on Health and Nutrition Claims, http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/labellingnutrition/claims/index_en.htm
- Website of The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (“CITES”), including a list of endangered species, http://www.cites.org/
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