Lisa Bailey, Spoonit, carb spoon, counting carbohydrates, of which sugars, types of sugar

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FOOD CLAIMS ON LABELS

Since 2007 rules have been put in place

to stop misleading claims. Claims must

now be approved by the European

commission and follow strict guidelines.

Light or lite

To say that a food is 'light' or 'lite', it must

be at least 30% lower in fat or sugar than

standard products. Sometimes you'll find

that a 'light version of one brand contains

the same amount of fat or sugar as the

standard version of another brand. The

best way to compare products is to look at

the information per 100g. 'Light' products

can also be surprising high in fat or sugar,

as light just means 30% less, not low.

Low fat / low sugar

A claim that a food is low in fat may

only be made where the food contains

no more than 3g of fat per 100g. Low

sugar can only be used if a product has

less that 5g of sugar per 100g. A claim

such as this can make a product appear

a healthy alternative and in some cases

that is true. However it's always worth

checking the label to compare the rest

of the information in the nutritional panel

because some products that are low in

fat will have a higher sugar content.

No added sugar

This means that the food hasn't had

sugar added to it as an ingredient. A

food that has "no added sugar" can

still contain sugar but it will come

from ingredients that contain naturally

occurring sugars such as fruit or milk.

No added sugar muesli which contains

dried fruit is a good example.

Traffic light system

Some front-of-pack nutrition labels use

red, amber and green colour coding. This

tells you at a glance if the food has high,

medium or low amounts of fat, saturated

fat, sugar and salt.

When used in this way red means

high, green means low and amber

represents medium. But it's not as simple

as red means no and green means eat

as much as you like. Some healthy foods

such as oils and nuts are high in fat so

will be 'red' when it comes to fat content.

Dried fruit will be 'red' when you look at

the sugar content. These foods can be

included regularly as part of a healthy

balanced diet as they contain a variety of

vitamins and mineral, red is just a sign that

a smaller portion is needed.

FOOD

REPORT

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Spoonit's founder Lisa Bailey says that

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good or bad, it's the amount that counts.

The Carb Spoon makes cooking, serving

and eating the right amount of carbs easy,

focusing less on what people eat but

concentrating more on how much. With

every Carb Spoon you receive a quick

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An example of the UK's voluntary

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