Fact sheets

The Facts: Science behind Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs)

Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) are intended
to translate science into consumer friendly
information and provide guidelines to help
consumers put the nutrition information they
read on a food label into the context of their
overall diet.

GDAs began life in 1996 as Daily
Guideline Intakes for use by the Ministry
of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAFF).

Our Ambition: Industry is responding
to the health debate

Members of the Food and Drink Federation share society’s concerns about the
of the nation. Our commitment is long-standing through the work of our Health
and Wellbeing Steering Group which works constructively with Government,
regulators and others to help find solutions to diet and health challenge in

The Facts: GDA Labels – boosting UK food literacy

UK food and drink manufacturers have long recognised the importance of
consumers with clear on-pack nutrition information as a powerful tool for
helping them
make better-informed choices and improving their overall food literacy.

The Facts: Salt reduction

The UK food and drink industry is widely seen as leading the world when it
to reformulating products – and extending consumer choice through the
development of ‘lower salt’
variants of popular brands.

Last reviewed: 20 Jul 2012