Flashcards in Food Labelling Deck (27):
What must a food label include (8)
Name of food
Quantitative ingredient declaration (QUID)
Storage and preparation instructions
Business name and address
Place of origin
Weight and volume of food
At what size must a food package provide nutrition information?
What group of nutrition information must be provided?
When must a food label include Grp 2? (4)
If a health claim is made for sat fat, sugar, fibre and sodium
What is included in Grp 1 nutrition information?(4)
What is included in Grp 2 nutrition information?(4)
What is the order of ingredients?
Descending order by weight
When must the amount in % be provided on a label?(2)
If the ingredient is mentioned in the name of product
Or is emphasised on the label in words
How are additives listed?(2)
With their principle function
Followed by its name or E number
What is a compound ingredient?
When an ingredient is made up of several other ingredients
How are compound ingredients listed?(2)
All the individual ingredients will be given in the ingredients list
Either instead of or in addition to the compound ingredient
Which foods are not required to provide a list of ingredients?(2)
Single ingredient foods
Foods containing less than 1.2% volume of alcohol
Why are allergen listed?
To help consumers avoid foods which could provoke an allergic reaction or intolerance
Allergens which are required to be listed on labels (14)
What are the two types of date marking?
Explain best before date marking (2)
Indicates period for which food is expected to be at optimum
Indicated as a day month and year
Best before date marking may use a day and month only when food is expected to be kept for _______
Under 3 months
Best before date marking may use a month and year only when food is expected to be kept for _______
3 to 18 months
Best before date marking may use a year only when food is expected to be kept for _______
Over 18 months
Explain the use by date (3)
For foods that have a short shelf life
After which consumption would risk food poisoning
The date is up to and including when the food may be used safely if stored correctly
What happens if a food with a use by date has been opened?(2)
Any instructions for use must be followed
Use by date overrides instruction on use of food once opened
Instructions in regards to freezing foods (3)
Freeze on day of purchase
Cook from frozen
Defrost before use and use within 24 hours
What is the overall purpose of food labelling?(2)
To provide consumers with information about the food they eat
Helps consumers makes informed choices about which food to buy
What is the purpose of nutrition information on the front of food packaging?
Provides consumers with a quick guide to the products nutrition content
How is nutrition information shown in the front of packaging?(3)
Guideline Daily Amounts
Traffic light colour coding
What is the EU legislation on portion size?
Must be included on all packaged foods