How to read your labels

Do you read your food labels?  Have you every wonder what the different terms and symbols mean?

Are you confused?  or you never bother?

Well look here - an interactive label has been developed by Food Standards Agency's eatwell  - a consumer advice and information site. 

To help you learn about the terms and symbols which appear on your food packaging.  

Go ahead start investigating the foods you buy.

Just click below to launch it. Then guide your cursor over any term or symbol you want to find out about, and an explanation will pop up on your screen.
The definitions provided are for guidance only.

Click here to view the interactive label

About the Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency was set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.

The FSA's guiding principles are: 
  • putting the consumer first
  • being open and accessible
  • being an independent voice

Although the FSA is a Government agency, it is independent, which means it works at 'arm's length' from Government because it doesn't report to a specific minister and is free to publish any advice it issues.

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