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Food labelling

1. True or false? There is a legal requirement to provide information on food labels.

True

False

2. Which of the following does not have to be put onto the label of a product? 

Name of food

List of ingredients

Traffic light labelling (green, amber, red)

Weight or volume

3. Which of the following would need to be included in the name of the product, if relevant? 

Dried

Salted

Smoked

All of the above

4. How should the list of ingredients be presented? 

In ascending order of weight

In descending order of weight

In alphabetical order

In the order the ingredient was added to the product

5. Complete the following sentence. Allergens need to be highlighted in the ingredients list…. 

when their weight is over a certain amount.

when the foods are mostly based on the allergen.

only when the product is being sold in supermarkets.

at all times.

6. What does an E-number of an additive signify? 

it shows that they may be unsafe to consume

it shows that they have been rigorously tested for safety

7. Which two of the following describes a ‘best before’ date best? 

They are mostly about quality

Foods are not safe to eat after this date

They are found mostly on perishable foods

They are found mostly on frozen, dried and canned foods

8. Which two of the following describes a ‘use-by’ date best? 

Foods are not safe to eat after this date

They are found mostly on perishable foods

They are about quality, not safety

They are found mostly on frozen, dried and canned foods

9. Which of the following describes the order of nutrients on the back of pack labelling? 

Energy, fat, saturates, carbohydrates, sugars, protein, salt

Energy, fat, saturates, protein, salt, carbohydrates, sugars

Energy, protein, carbohydrates, sugars, fat, fibre, sodium

Energy, protein, fat, sugars, saturates, fibre, sodium

10. True or false? Reference intakes on food labelling are based on an average adult female requirements. 

True

False

Food labelling

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