Obesity and Labelling - A Briefing

Labelling provides vital information and factual data helping consumers make informed choices. Labelling of pre-packed food is regulated at European level.

Evidence consistently suggests that labelling also increases pressure on manufacturers to
reduce the amount of harmful salt, sugar and animal fat concealed within. Mandatory calorie labelling in the out-of home sector is being considered in Scotland and England. However, there are currently no requirements to label foods sold in the out of home sector (not pre-packed). Read more about the types of labelling, consumer perceptions and the current policy position in our obesity and labelling briefing sheet.