Policy - Guide to creating a front of pack (FoP) nutrition label for pre-packed products sold through retail outlets

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Published year:
June 2013
Is the policy document adopted?:
Type of policy:
Voluntary codes or measures relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details
This guidance supports the development of front of pack (FoP) nutrition labels that are compliant with the UK Health Ministers’ Recommendation on the use of colour coding as an additional form of expression and with EU Regulation No. 1169/2011 on the provision of food in formation to consumers (EU FIC). The provision of FoP information remains voluntary, but if provided it must meet the requirements set out in the EU FIC.

WCRF International analysis of how this policy action can promote healthier diets and reduce obesity

This policy action is included in the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International NOURISHING policy repository as an example of Nutrition label standards and regulations on the use of claims and implied claims on foods: Clearly visible "interpretative" labels. In 2013, the government published national guidance for voluntary 'traffic light' labelling for use on the front of pre-packaged products. The label uses green, amber and red to identify whether products contain low, medium or high levels of energy, fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar.

NOURISHING is a Food Policy Framework for Healthy Diets available at: http://www.wcrf.org/policy_public_affairs/nourishing_framework/


ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Summary and policy information obtained from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International

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