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Nutrition Labelling Information for Trade

Consumers are increasingly aware of the relationship between diet and health. As their interest in nutrition grows, their demand for nutrition information increases. Nowadays, more and more prepackaged food products, imported and locally manufactured, are provided with nutrition information on their food labels. In this webpage, we will give you a brief overview of the various kinds of nutrition information on food labels and will explain how they can be understood with ease.

Letter to Trade

 

 

 
Trade Guidelines on Preparation of Legible Food Label (PDF, 0.5 MB) New
 
Trade Guidelines on Serving Size of Prepackaged Food For Nutrition Labelling (PDF, 1.99 MB) New
 

Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) (Amendment: Requirements for Nutrition Labelling and Nutrition Claim) Regulation 2008 - Legislative Council Brief (PDF, 0.30 MB)

 
Technical Guidance Notes on Nutrition Labelling and Nutrition Claims (PDF, 1.44 MB)
 

Method Guidance Notes on Nutrition Labelling and Nutrition Claims (PDF, 0.61 MB)

 
Guide to Application for Small Volume Exemption (PDF, 2.5 MB)
 

Technical Issues on Nutrition Labelling - Rounding Rules (PDF, 0.14 MB)

 

Acceptable Nutrient Function Claims under the Nutrition Labelling Scheme in Hong Kong (PDF, 0.18 MB)

 

Local Laboratories with HOKLAS Accreditation under Food Testing Category Available for Nutrition Labelling Testing (PDF, 0.07 MB)

 

Seeking accredited laboratories outside Hong Kong

 
Comparison of Definitions of "0" for selected Nutrients between Hong Kong, China and other countries (PDF, 0.11 MB)
 
Comparison of Nutrient Content Claims for selected Nutrients between Hong Kong, China and other countries (PDF, 0.73 MB)
 
 

Small Volume Exemption Scheme "updated in April 2012"

 
 

Nutrition Label Calculator

     
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions on Nutrition Labelling Scheme "updated in October 2011"

 

 

 
 
 

Audio Information on Nutrition Labelling Scheme

 

International Scene

 

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Last Revision Date :22-11-2013