Required Information for Nutritional Labelling

Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers states that the mandatory nutrition declaration must include the following:

a) energy value (in both kilojoules (kJ) and kilocalories (kcal)); and

b) the amounts (in grams (g)) of fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt

The following can be declared on a voluntary basis

  • mono-unsaturates
  • poly-unsaturates
  • polyols
  • starch
  • fibre

The Nutritional Testing Service

Foodtest Laboratories offer an unrivalled nutritional testing service. We test the product and supply results for all required parameters.

Results can be provided on a SAME DAY SERVICE if required, we are the only laboratory in the United Kingdom who offer this service. Standard service is 3 working days from sample receipt, however up to 15 days can be offered.

Further Information

It is a legal requirement for most foodstuffs to have the following information displayed on the packaging.

  • the name of the food
  • a ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date (or instructions on where to find it)
  • any necessary warnings
  • net quantity information
  • list of ingredients(if there is more than 1)
  • the name and address of the manufacturer, packer or seller
  • the country of origin, if required
  • the lot number or use-by date
  • any special storage conditions
  • instructions for use or cooking, if necessary

You must also show these if they apply to your product:

  • a warning for drinks with an alcohol content above 1.2%
  • a warning if the product contains GM ingredients, unless their presence is accidental and 0.9% or less
  • a warning if the product has been irradiated
  • the words ‘packaged in a protective atmosphere’ if the food is packaged using a packaging gas

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