Food Labels: Knowing what’s on them!. What is a Food Label?. It provides information from the food manufacturer to the consumer. It helps tell consumers what they are buying. What should Food Labels tell you?. Some information on Food Labels is:
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Some information on Food Labels is:
List of Ingredients
Address of Manufacturer
Instructions for Use
Weight of Product
The name should be:
The name must:
e.g. smoked mackerel, dried apple slices
Have you ever been mislead by the picture on a food product?What about the picture and the name?
- what is found on an the List of Ingredients?
- how the list should be written?
The ingredients list:
per 100g or
per serving or
Energy is listed in kilocalories or kilojoulesNutrition Information (2)
NOTE: The ingredients may not necessarily be suitable for vegans who do not consume any animal foodsVegetarian Symbol
manufactured to meet the allergy-related
requirements of a particular group must
indicate this clearly on the label!
The simplest way to tell if a product is
organic is to look for the:
Symbol often put near
Best Before End
Used for foods that are microbiologically highly perishable and might harm humans if consumed beyond a certain date.
Often used for chilled foods: e.g. sandwiches, fresh juices and fresh meat productsUse By
Use By date
e.g. bread, biscuits, crisps and sweets.
Best Before End
Not required by regulations. before end’ and ‘best before’?
Used by the store to tell them to remove the product from the shelves by a certain date.Display Until
EAN STANDARD 13-DIGIT ARTICLE NUMBER AND BARCODE
It is an offence to label or advertise a food so as to mislead people!