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Percentage Labelling of Food

(Last updated December 2013)

Percentage labelling of food user guide (pdf 409 kb) | (word 791 kb) 

The purpose of this User Guide is to provide an overview of Standard 1.2.10 – Characterising Ingredients and Components of Food.

The User Guide also provides an overview on the identification of the ingredients and components in food products that may be defined as ‘characterising’ and, therefore, on the determination of the proportion of those ingredients or components that need to be declared. You will also find worked examples for a range of common foods. 

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