The information on this page is historical. Food labels are changing and the term Guideline Daily Amount is being replaced by Reference Intake (RI). Read about the new nutrition labelling requirements.

Food and drink labelling: A tool to encourage healthier eating

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

With this guide we aim to de-mystify some of the changes that have been introduced under the new legislation; in doing so we hope to equip healthcare professionals with information to help their patients adapt to the new food labels and use them with confidence.

Food labelling for healthy eating: Understanding the labels

This Presenter will help Health Care Professionals explain to patients how to use the GDA label which now appears on thousands of food products, and shows how they can use it to help them choose a healthier diet. It provides simple information on one side aimed at the patient, whilst allowing you to see more detailed information at the same time.

Portions sizes for the purposes of nutrition labelling brochure

Brochure produced by the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU (CIAA) outlining their proposed approach for portion sizes, for the purposes of nutrition labelling which FDF supports.

New legislation on food labelling[8] is currently being discussed by the European Parliament and the Council. One important aspect includes the provision of nutritional information on a per portion basis.

In light of current ongoing discussions, this brochure outlines how portions, in the context of portion-based nutrition information, should be determined for foods and non-alcoholic drinks.

Last reviewed: 28 Apr 2014