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Food labelling

After decades of debate and wrangling, a new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling was introduced in the UK in 2013. A combination of colour coding and nutritional information will be used to show how much fat, salt and sugar and how many calories are in each product. These measurements are also used to provide the nutritional information on the front of food packaging (eg: ready meals) and the side or back of food packets (eg: cereals)… though some of the information is printed in tiny tiny tiny writing which we think is very naughty.

Food labelling: Consistent system to be rolled out | BBC 19 Jun 2013
Food labelling | British Heart Foundation
Nutrition labels on the back or side of packaging | NHS Choices
Understanding food labels | Diabetes UK

Science Behind Calories and Nutrition Facts Labels | BytesizeScience | 12 Dec 2012 | 6m11s

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