A listing of the product’s ingredients is required by law. This listing tells you what was used to make the product. The ingredients are listed in descending order, so the ingredient that was used in the greatest amount will appear first on the list, all the way through to the last ingredient which was used least in the product.
Nutritional labelling is any information appearing on food labels relating to the amount of calories (energy) and key nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates, sugar etc.) contained in the product. Nutrition labels can help you make healthy food choices as you can compare the nutrition information on similar products. Guideline Daily Amount is nutrition information that is presented on the front of pack.
The three traffic light colours
The Croí Healthy Shopping Card uses the traffic light colours to help you make better food choices. This card can help you get the balance right by helping you choose between products by comparing the fat, sugar and salt values. It is important that you look at the ‘per 100g’ column on the food label when using this card. Making the healthy food choice isn’t always easy, but the Croí Healthy Shopping card should make healthy shopping easier!