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 health 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 UK.

The Facts: GDA Labels - boosting UK food literacy

UK food and drink manufacturers have long recognised the importance of providing 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 comes to reformulating products – and extending consumer choice through the development of 'lower salt' variants of popular brands.

Last reviewed: 20 Jul 2012