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
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
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
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 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
Last reviewed: 28 Apr 2014