Labelling food products

Nutrition labelling

Guide

You must provide a mandatory nutrition declaration for most prepacked foods. This is commonly known as 'back of pack' nutrition labelling. You must give the declaration in the following order:

  • energy
  • fat
  • saturates
  • carbohydrate
  • sugars
  • protein
  • salt

Read technical guidance on nutritional labelling and Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidance on food nutrition labelling.

Supplementary nutrients

You may also include certain additional 'supplementary' nutrients in the nutrition declaration. You may only include the following additional nutrients:

  • monounsaturated fat
  • polyunsaturated fat
  • polyols
  • starch
  • fibre
  • certain vitamins or minerals present in significant amounts as outlined in relevant regulations

The EU law that continues to apply to Northern Ireland after 1 January 2021 is specified in Annex II to the Northern Ireland Protocol. Food and feed products produced in NI or placed on the NI market need to comply with EU food law, including the law on food labelling. See the latest EU Exit guidance for the food and drink sector and read about nutrition-related labelling, composition and standards from 1 January 2021.