Nutrition labels are nutritional information labels affixed to food and beverage packages under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health. It will indicate the type and amount of nutrients contained. That food or drink in a rectangular box or nutritional information box.
Which is divided into 2 formats as follows:
- Full nutrition label It is a label showing the type and amount of 15 important nutrients that people should know. Including total energy. Energy from fat, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol , protein, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugar, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium. And iron are most often characterized as vertical datasets. But if the package has a limited height. It can also display the full nutrition label horizontally. According to the criteria set by the Ministry of Public Health UFABET
- Abbreviated nutrition label Used in cases where the amount of nutrients in the food or drink is so small. That it is considered zero, 8 or more items, out of the 15 items specified by the Ministry of Public Health, therefore there is no need to display the full label.
At present, the Ministry of Public Health sees that. Nutrition labels can be difficult for the average person to understand and not easy to read. As a result, people may neglect to read nutritional labels before purchasing food. And does not take into account the nutrients or energy received from eating each type of food.
Therefore, it is mandatory for food in 5 groups to show GDA nutrition labels or sweet, fatty, salty labels. To show the energy, sugar, fat and sodium values per package unit. It must be affixed to the front of the package so that it is easy to see. Those food groups are chocolate, snacks, baked goods. Instant food and chilled and frozen main meals.