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I have some empty capsules and intend to fill them with rice

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I have some empty capsules and intend to fill them with rice flour, a very inert substance often used in production of pills/tablets/capsules, with very few allergens. My purpose is to sell these as placebos, with their content (100% rice flour) clearly labelled.

Are there any regulations I need to be aware of, as to the legality of me filling the capsules and then selling them? Do they have to be filled in a specific type of premises? Are there hygiene laws to consider?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

UKSolicitorJA : Hello,
UKSolicitorJA : you will not require a licence from the MHRA for selling the placebo tablets.
UKSolicitorJA : You will need to register your premises with your local authority as you will be handling food (rice)
UKSolicitorJA : See here for further information http://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/caterers/startingup/#.UxX8X5IaySM
UKSolicitorJA : Also see the labelling restrictions: http://multimedia.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/tradeinfo07.pdfAll the best