Our experts can calculate the nutritional information needed for food labels or menus

Nutritional Information and the Law

The Food Information Regulation 2014 require that most prepacked food be labelled with its nutritional content in a legally prescribed format. Nutritional information is not required however for those foods where the largest surface area is less than 25 cm squared; specified foods that are mainly minimally processed or have little nutritional value; or manufacturers supplying small quantities directly to consumers or local retailers.

Nutrition data on food labels

Nutrition data refers to the amount of energy, fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt in a food product or menu item. Nutritional information must be accurate so that consumers are not misled. There are certain mandatory items that must be included as well as allowable supplementary information.

About our nutritional analysis services

Our experts can calculate the nutritional content of food products and menu items. This nutrition data may be needed to meet the food label regulations or if you wish to inform your customers voluntarily. We also advise on how the nutritional information has to be presented on a food label and run food labelling training courses.

 

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