Food labels can help us choose a healthier diet and make sure our foods are safe to eat. Here is a guide to some of the most common food labelling terms.
Use by and best before
Display unit and sell by
Light or lite
No added sugar or unsweetened
Food labels provide a wide range of information about foods. But understanding all of that information is important if we are to make use of it.
For example, if a food product is labelled "light" or "lite" or has "no added sugar" what does this mean?
There are rules that food manufacturers must follow to prevent false claims or misleading descriptions, and there are clear guidelines on what labels on packets can and can't show.
Read full article at: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/food-labelling-terms.aspx#use