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Food and labelling facts

This section is for people who want to find out food labeling and how this is regulated. It will be helpful for those studying or working in the field of nutrition and health and also those who would like more detail on nutrition science.

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DH launches a new front of pack nutrition label

In June 2013, following a consultation and a period of discussion with stakeholders, the Department of Health (DH) launched a new front of pack (FoP)...

Food labelling

Key points New European regulation on food information to consumers came into force in 2011 covering all aspects of food labelling. Back of back...

Fortification

Key points Fortification involves the addition of nutrients to foods irrespective of whether or not the nutrients were originally present in the...

Functional foods

Key points Functional foods deliver additional or enhanced benefits over and above their basic nutritional value.The term âfunctional foodsâ can...

Additives

Key points Food additives are substances added to foods to perform specific functions. Additives may be natural, nature identical or artificial.  The...

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