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Flashcards in Food Labelling Deck (27):
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What must a food label include (8)

Name of food
Ingredients list
Quantitative ingredient declaration (QUID)
Date mark
Allergens
Storage and preparation instructions
Business name and address
Place of origin
Weight and volume of food

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At what size must a food package provide nutrition information?

About 10cm2

3

What group of nutrition information must be provided?

Grp 1

4

When must a food label include Grp 2? (4)

If a health claim is made for sat fat, sugar, fibre and sodium

5

What is included in Grp 1 nutrition information?(4)

Energy
Protein
Carbs
Fat

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What is included in Grp 2 nutrition information?(4)

Sat fats
Sugars
Fibre
Sodium

7

What is the order of ingredients?

Descending order by weight

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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

9

How are additives listed?(2)

With their principle function
Followed by its name or E number

10

What is a compound ingredient?

When an ingredient is made up of several other ingredients

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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

12

Which foods are not required to provide a list of ingredients?(2)

Single ingredient foods
Foods containing less than 1.2% volume of alcohol

13

Why are allergen listed?

To help consumers avoid foods which could provoke an allergic reaction or intolerance

14

Allergens which are required to be listed on labels (14)

...

15

What are the two types of date marking?

Best before
Use by

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Explain best before date marking (2)

Indicates period for which food is expected to be at optimum
Indicated as a day month and year

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Best before date marking may use a day and month only when food is expected to be kept for _______

Under 3 months

18

Best before date marking may use a month and year only when food is expected to be kept for _______

3 to 18 months

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Best before date marking may use a year only when food is expected to be kept for _______

Over 18 months

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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

21

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

22

Instructions in regards to freezing foods (3)

Freeze on day of purchase
Cook from frozen
Defrost before use and use within 24 hours

23

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

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What is the purpose of nutrition information on the front of food packaging?

Provides consumers with a quick guide to the products nutrition content

25

How is nutrition information shown in the front of packaging?(3)

Guideline Daily Amounts
Traffic light colour coding
Or both

26

What is the EU legislation on portion size?

Must be included on all packaged foods

27

What do nutrition claims state?

A food has beneficial nutritional properties