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Re: [IPk] List of carbs in UK food



Hi Lesley
I wonder if they get round it because it says something like "low-fat 
filling" rather than saying that the whole thing is low fat?
Di


Lesley Jordan wrote:
> Hi Di
> 
> I looked it up, and its not a legal requirement.  This is what I found
> on the British Nutrition Foundation website
> 
 >
http://www.nutrition.org.uk/home.asp?siteId=43&sectionId=432&subSectionId=323&parentSection=299&which=
> 
> Manufacturers are not obliged by law to provide nutrition information,
> unless they make a nutrition claim. For those that do provide
> nutrition information, certain rules must be followed.
>  The energy value of the food in kilojoules (kJ) and kilocalories
> (kcal) must be provided;
>  The amount of protein, carbohydrate and fat in grams (g) must be provided;
>  Optionally (unless a claim is made) the amounts of sugars,
> saturates, fibre and sodium can be provided, if the first four
> nutrients have been provided.
> 
>  So it seems that your "low fat" Cherry Slice should have nutrition info on
> it...
> 
> Lesley
> 
> 2008/7/1 Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>:
>> Is that actually a legal requirement? Because there are certainly some
>> things that don't have the info on. For example, I have a Bentleys Cherry
>> Slice sitting in front of me (packaged) which has no nutritional info on,
>> just a list of ingredients and the fact that it's low fat! I probably
>> wouldn't eat it if I knew how many calories were in it, as I bet there are
>> loads! I've been guessing the carb content.
> .
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