Front of Pack nutrition labelling guidance

This guidance gives step-by-step support for businesses on developing a 'Front of Pack' (FoP) nutrition label.



The Front of Pack nutrition labelling scheme combines colour coding and percentage reference intakes in line with UK health ministers’ recommendations and the requirements of Article 35 of EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (EU FIC).

Published 19 June 2013
Last updated 8 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance to include advice on consistent communication to consumers on how to use the front of pack nutrition labelling in choosing a healthy balanced diet and to clarify the basis of the voluntary scheme in compliance with existing legislation.
  2. First published.