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Influences on food labelling Legislation The Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland)1996 plus amendments.

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2 Influences on food labelling Legislation The Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 Food Labelling Regulations (Northern Ireland)1996 plus amendments Other Specific legislation covering some foods such as Jam, honey, water, etc., etc……

3 Influences on food labelling Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 Article 14 states:- “Any person who gives with any food sold by him, or displays with any food offered or exposed by him for sale or in his possession for the purpose of sale, a label, whether or not attached to or printed on the wrapper or container, which: (a) falsely describes the food; or (b) is likely to mislead as to the nature or substance or quality of the food, shall be guilty of an offence.” [Even if a label meets all the necessary requirements of the Food Labelling Regulations, the label must ultimately meet the requirements of Article 14 of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.]

4 The Food Labelling Regulations General labelling requirement –The name of the food –A list of ingredients –Quid declarations of characterising ingredients –The appropriate minimum durability –(Special storage instructions) –Name and address of manufacturer or packer, or seller within the EC –(Particulars of place of origin or provenance) –(Instructions for use)

5 The Food Labelling Regulations Further requirements –Indication of irradiated ingredients –Indication of allergenic ingredients –Additional requirements for: Claims Nutrition labelling Misleading descriptions, etc

6 FOOD LABELLING CHECKLIST REQUIREMENTYES (GIVE DETAILS)EXEMPT Name of the Food List of Ingredients QUID Declaration Minimum Durability Storage Instructions Usage of Instructions Name & Address of Manufacturer/Purchaser/Seller Indication of Origin Claims Nutrition Information Lot Marking Presentation Intelligibility Health Marking/Approved Premises Other Declaration Requirements GMO Irradiation Sweeteners Allergenic Ingredients

7 Signposting

8 Which food do you think is higher in saturated fat? 0.2g 2.0g 13.0g2.0g 6.0g 3.5g 3.1g 0.8g 2.2g 0.7g Sat fat is based on per 100g of product

9 Why the Need for Front of Pack Signpost Labelling? Rising levels of obesity in the UK raise serious health concerns, particularly in relation to cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and type II diabetes In addition National Diet and Nutrition Data found that consumers eat too much: –saturated fat –sugar –salt Source: National Diet and Nutrition Surveys, FSA. 2001

10 Why the Need for Front of Pack Signpost Labelling? Approximately 80% of UK companies already provide some back of pack nutrition labelling on a voluntary basis Yet UK consumers still find current nutritional labelling difficult to use and wanted an easier "at a glance" system of labelling Source: Nutrition Labelling research report, FSA, Nov 2001.

11 Agency Signposting Recommendations On 9 March 2006 the Agency Board recommended that voluntary signpost labelling is based on four core principles: 1.Provide separate information on fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt. Information on calories and/or GDAs can also be given as an optional extra. 2.Use red, amber or green colour coding to indicate whether levels of these nutrients are high, medium or low. 3.Use nutritional criteria developed by the FSA to determine the colour code. 4.Give information on the levels of nutrients in a portion of the product. For processed foods which consumers had indicated they found difficult to determine the nutritional quality of.

12 The 3 Main Types Of Signposting Schemes Being Used In The UK – 30,000 products Traffic Lights Colour Coded GDA Monochrome GDA

13 Adopters and Supporters of Traffic Light Labelling Approach has been adopted by: 8 retailers 22 manufacturers 6 service providers 1 restaurant/caterer Approach is also publicly supported by 23 public interest organisations

14 ‘Traffic Light’ Signposts in the Marketplace Sainsburys Waitrose Co-operative New Covent Garden Soup Company

15 Making healthier in-category choices (Agency recommended categories for signposting) Breakfast Cereals LOW Fat LOW Sat Fat LOW Sugars LOW Salt 0.7g Per serve 0.2g Per serve 0.2g Per serve Trace Per serve LOW Fat LOW Sat Fat HIGH Sugars MEDIUM Salt 0.8g Per serve 0.3g Per serve 11.8g Per serve 0.3g Per serve Each 45g serving with 125ml semi skimmed milk contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 217 Sugars 6.3g Fat 3.2g Saturates 1.4g Salt 0.2g 11%5%7% 3.3% Each 30g serving contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 116 Sugars 11.8g Fat 0.8g Saturates 0.3g Salt 0.3g 6%1%13%2%5% Shredded Wheat Coco Pops

16 LOW Fat LOW Sat Fat LOW Sugars MEDIUM Salt 4g Per serve 0.9g Per serve 2.6g Per serve 1.4g Per serve HIGH Fat 24.7g Per serve 6.3g Per serve 4.2g Per serve 1.9g Per serve HIGH Sat Fat LOW Sugars HIGH Salt Sandwiches Each sandwich contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 262 Sugars 2.6g Fat 4g Saturates 0.9g Salt 1.4g 13%5%3% 23% Tesco Healthy Eating Salmon and Cucumber Each sandwich contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 480 Sugars 4.2g Fat 24.7g Saturates 6.3g Salt 1.9g 24%35%5%32% Tesco Finest Chicken, Bacon and Avacado Making healthier in-category choices (Agency recommended categories for signposting)

17 Ready Meals Sainsburys Be Good to Yourself Chicken Korma Sainsburys Thai Red Chicken Curry HIGH Fat HIGH Sat Fat LOW Sugars MEDIUM Salt 39g Per serve 22g Per serve 13.5g Per serve 1.4g Per serve LOW Fat LOW Sat Fat LOW Sugars MEDIUM Salt 5.2g Per serve 2.8g Per serve 5.2g Per serve 0.9g Per serve Each meal contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 404 Sugars 5.2g Fat 5.2g Saturates 2.8g Salt 0.9g 20%1%8%14%15% Each meal contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 813 Sugars 13.5g Fat 39g Saturates 22g Salt 1.4g 41%56%15%110%23%

18 Sausages MEDIUM Fat 4.9g Per serve 1.9g Per serve 0.6g Per serve 0.8g Per serve MEDIUM Sat Fat LOW Sugars HIGH Salt HIGH Fat HIGH Sat Fat LOW Sugars HIGH Salt 12.7g Per serve 5.1g Per serve 0.8g Per serve 0.8g Per serve Asda Brand Thick pork Sausages Walls Pork Sausages Each sausage contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 93 Sugars 0.6g Fat 4.9g Saturates 1.9g Salt 0.8g 5%7%1%10%13% Each 30g sausage contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 128 Sugars 0.6g Fat 12.7g Saturates 5.1g Salt 0.8g 6%18%1%26%13% Making healthier in-category choices (Agency recommended categories for signposting)

19 Breaded, Coated or Formed Meat Products MEDIUM Fat MEDIUM Sat Fat LOW Sugars MEDIUM Salt 11g Per serve 3g Per serve 0.3g Per serve 1g Per serve Birdseye Chicken Char-grills Tesco Garlic Butter Chicken Kievs HIGH Fat HIGH Sat Fat LOW Sugars MEDIUM Salt 39.6g Per serve 21g Per serve 1.4g Per serve 1.2g Per serve Each char-grill contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 190 Sugars 0.3g Fat 11g Saturates 3g Salt 1g 24%16%<1%15%16% Each Kiev contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 474 Sugars 1.4g Fat 39.6g Saturates 21g Salt 1.2g 24%57%2%105%20%

20 Pizza MEDIUM Fat 9.1g Per serve 4.8g Per serve 4.8g Per serve 1.4g Per serve MEDIUM Sat Fat LOW Sugars MEDIUM Salt Sainsburys Thin & Crispy Cajun Chicken HIGH Fat HIGH Sat Fat LOW Sugars HIGH Salt 25.2g Per serve 8.7g Per serve 4.5g Per serve 3g Per serve Sainsburys Italian Pepperoni Half a pizza contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 545 Sugars 4.5g Fat 25.2g Saturates 8.7g Salt 3g 27%36%5%44%50% Half a pizza contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 391 Sugars 4.8g Fat 9.1g Saturates 4.8g Salt 1.4g 20%13%5%24%23% Making healthier in-category choices (Agency recommended categories for signposting)

21 Cheese HIGH Fat HIGH Sat Fat LOW Sugars HIGH Salt 14g Per serve 8.7g Per serve Trace Per serve 0.7g Per serve Weight Watchers Low Fat Mature Cheddar Seriously Strong Full Fat Mature Cheese LOW Fat MEDIUM Sat Fat MEDIUM Sugars HIGH Salt 0.9g Per serve 0.7g Per serve 2.3g Per serve 0.8g Per serve A 40g serving contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 164 Sugars Trace Fat 14g Saturates 8.7g Salt 0.7g 8%20%<1%44%12% A 40g serving contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 75 Sugars 2.3 Fat 0.9g Saturates 0.7g Salt 0.8g 4%1%2.5%4%13% Making healthier in-category choices

22 Cakes and Biscuits Mr Kipling Almond Slice Mr Kipling Bakewell Slice HIGH Fat HIGH Sat Fat HIGH Sugars MEDIUM Salt 7.4g Per serve 3.6g Per serve 22.8g Per serve 0.25g Per serve Each slice contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 164 Sugars 22.8g Fat 7.4g Saturates 3.6g Salt 0.25g 8%11%25%18%4% Each slice contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 146 Sugars 13.7g Fat 5.1g Saturates 1.5g Salt 0.25g 7%7.3%15%8%4% Making healthier in-category choices MEDIUM Fat MEDIUM Sat Fat HIGH Sugars MEDIUM Salt 5.1g Per serve 1.5g Per serve 13.7g Per serve 0.25g Per serve

23 Crisps HIGH Fat HIGH Sat Fat LOW Sugars HIGH Salt 8.3g Per serve 3.8g Per serve 0.5g Per serve 2.25g Per serve Walkers Standard Crisps MEDIUM Fat LOW Sat Fat MEDIUM Sugars HIGH Salt 2.1g Per serve 0.3g Per serve 2g Per serve 0.4g Per serve Walkers Baked Crisps Making healthier in-category choices Each 25g pack contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 131 Sugars 0.5g Fat 8.3g Saturates 3.8g Salt 2.25g 7%12%1%19%38% Each 25g pack contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 99 Sugars 2g Fat 2.1g Saturates 0.3g Salt 0.4g 5%3%2% 7%

24 Chocolate MEDIUM Fat HIGH Sat Fat HIGH Sugars LOW Salt 3.2g Per serve 1.9g Per serve 8.5g Per serve Trace Per serve Boots Shapers Mint Nougat and Dark Chocolate Bar HIGH Fat HIGH Sat Fat HIGH Sugars LOW Salt 10g Per serve 4.9g Per serve 24g Per serve nil Per serve Asda Caramel Filled Bar Each bar contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 83 Sugars 8.5g Fat 3.2g Saturates 1.9g Salt Trace 4%5%9%10%<1% Each bar contains Of your guideline daily amount Calories 201 Sugars 24g Fat 10g Saturates 4.9g Salt Trace 10%14%27%25%<1% Making healthier in-category choices

25 Advantages of ‘Traffic Lights’ Instantly comparable Colours based on standard amount of a product (100g) Indication of whether product has high, medium or low levels of key nutrients Based on Government advice

26 Agency’s Nutritional Criteria for Colour coded Signposting Scheme Green (Low)Amber (Medium) Red (High) Fat≤3.0g/100g>3.0g to ≤ 20.0g /100g >20.0 g/100g>21.0g/ portion Saturates≤ 1.5 g/100g>1.5g to ≤ 5.0g /100g > 5.0 g/100g>6.0g/ portion Total Sugars  5.0 g/100g >5.0 to ≤ 15g /100g >15.0g/100g 1] 1] >18.0g/ portion 3 Salt [2] [2] ≤ 0.30 g/100g>0.3 to ≤ 1.5g /100g >1.50 g/100g>2.40g/ portion [3] [3] [1][1] The Agency has asked SACN to review and advise on intakes of sugars as part of its future work programme. [2][2] Sodium from all sources expressed as salt. [3][3] To be reviewed in 2008 to reflect progress on salt reduction work.

27 Signposting workshop FatSat Fat Sugar SaltFatSat Fat Sugar SaltFatSat Fat Sugar SaltFatSat Fat Sugar Salt Signposting workshop In groups examine the nutritional information on the cards you have been provided with. Based on the information you have received today, consider whether each product is high, medium or low in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. Complete the circles below for each product by entering what colour category the product falls into for fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. of the circles. FatSat Fat Sugar SaltFatSat Fat Sugar Salt

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