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Food labels are packed with information. This section will help you get what you need out of them.

You will find advice that helps you make healthier, safer and more informed choices. You can take a tour around a food label (if you have Flash player) and you can also discover about the rules that govern what manufacturers are allowed to put on labels.

Understanding labels

Confused by all those terms and symbols? Get some help with our interactive label.
Man checking label on food tin

Traffic light labelling

Find out what the traffic light colours mean and how they fit into a healthy diet. You can also see what the different labels look like
signpost label

Labelling terms

Find out what all those terms and symbols mean.
labelling terms

E numbers

An explanation of the types of additives you might find in food.
e numbers