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2.5.1. Labelled

Food labels

Food labels provide the consumer with the necessary information about the content and processing of the food.

Must contain:

  • The name of the product.
  • The nutritional value (calories, carbohydrates, proteins, etc.).
  • The weight (net or drained) or volume.
  • Identification of the company and health registration.
  • Barcode.
  • Storage instructions and instructions for use, if necessary.
  • Ingredients that have been used to make the product.
  • Added food additives.
  • Applied legislation of the European Union.
  • Expiration date or best before date.
  • Lot Number.

If transgenic products have been used, it is mandatory to indicate this on the label.

Answer in your notebook

2.8.- Paste in your notebook the label of a packaged food that you have at home (cookies, for example) and analyze the information it provides about its content, pointing out the components that the label must have.

  1. The name of the product.
  2. The nutritional value (calories, carbohydrates, proteins, etc.).
  3. The weight (net or drained) or volume.
  4. Identification of the company and health registration.
  5. Barcode.
  6. Storage instructions and instructions for use, if necessary.
  7. Ingredients that have been used to make the product.
  8. Added food additives.
  9. Applied legislation of the European Union.
  10. Expiration date or best before date.
  11. Lot Number.