Front-of-pack labelling systems
In order to make nutrition information even more accessible to consumers, IFBA members, that are packaged food companies, began implementing FOP labelling systems in 2006. These systems make it easy for a consumer to see, at a glance, what is in a serving and how much it contributes to the average daily diet. Today, a combination of voluntary industry-led initiatives and government-endorsed voluntary schemes exist in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, the EU, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S.A.
World wide initiatives
“Facts Up Front” launched by industry – displaying key nutrient information, including calories per serving and information on three nutrients – saturated fat, sodium and sugar. Labels may also include information on one or more nutrients that Americans need to have more of as part of a healthy diet – fibre, protein, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium and iron. Implementation began in 2012.