Front of pack labelling
Nutrition information on the front of pack
Although labels are changing, most packaged food and drink products will
continue to show simple nutrition information on the front of pack which is
voluntarily by manufacturers.
Front of pack nutrition labels will show either:
Energy | Fat | Saturates | Sugars | Salt
All of the front of pack information will be provided in grams (g) apart from
energy which must now appear in 'kilojoules' (kJ) and 'kilocalories' (kcal).
'Kilocalories', or calories as they are often called, are what people refer to
they talk about energy intakes from food.
The front of pack information may also show what % of the Reference Intakes the
food provides. In the picture above these are shown underneath the values (in
grams) of the food.
Usually the nutrition information shown on the front of pack will be given in a
portion or unit and this will be shown immediately next to the label e.g. 'per
of a pizza' or 'per slice'.
Last reviewed: 22 Jul 2016