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Food Labels: How Sustainable Is My Food?

If you sometimes wonder just how sustainable your food is, you are not alone. Consumers are increasingly choosing products that are sustainable [1]. But there is no one label that …

The power of branding

As a shopper, you’ll know the amount of information available on food products can be overwhelming when you’re doing the grocery shopping. The different elements of the labels compete for …

Reading labels under time pressure

Food products carry labels to help you, the consumer, make informed choices about what you buy. But they only work if they capture your attention. Once they’ve got that, they …

Advancements in Food Labelling Within the EU

Do we get the information we need in a way that helps us choose healthy food? We talked to the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), which represents 44 independent consumer organisations …

Food fraud

Food fraud is committed when ‘food is illegally placed on the market with the intention of deceiving consumers, usually for financial gain’ [1]. It can result in significant health risks …

Where does my food come from?

The EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation states that food information should not be misleading, and that it should be clear, accurate and easy to understand [1]. In this …

What the labels don’t say

As you read in Step 1.3, by law, companies are obliged to list all ingredients on the label. This is to protect people with allergies and so that people know …

Beyond labels: Tellspec case study

Tellspec has designed a portable food testing solution that will help consumers find out what’s in their food even if there’s no label. The testing technology scans food extremely quickly …

A typical food label

Food labels are made up of many different elements which we’ll be explaining in detail over the next three weeks of the course. In order to clarify the terminology we’ll …