Changes to labelling on products sold in the UK

Labels on pre-packaged food and drinks are changing due to a new European Regulation[1]. This new piece of legislation is designed to make food labelling easier for people to use.

It will take time to change all of the labels on every food and drink package,
and so for a while both the old and the new labels will be in the shops. Labels
have already started to change and nearly all of them will have changed by 13
December 2014.

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1. The regulation’s full name is the ‘EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision
of food information to consumers’.

Did you know?

  1. GDAs are based on science

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  2. GDA labels provide information on calories per portion

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  3. GDAs have been around for more than 12 years

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  4. UK has led the nutrition labelling debate in Europe

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