“Salt / Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products

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Objectives

The Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food (CRSS) , the Food and Health Bureau and the Centre for Food Safety of the Food Environmental Hygiene Department have jointly introduced a voluntary “Salt / Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products (the Scheme) to help consumers identify low-salt-low-sugar products more easily and make informed choices. It is also wished that the Scheme will serve as a catalyst for the trade to provide more varieties of low-salt-low-sugar products for consumers.

Details of the Scheme

Design of Label

Colour version

Bilingual

Colour version Bilingual

Chinese

Colour version Chinese

English

Colour version English

Black-and-white version

Bilingual

Black-and-white version Bilingual

Chinese

Black-and-white version Chinese

English

Black-and-white version English

Applicable Products

Any prepackaged food falling within the definition of “low salt”, “no salt”, “low sugar” and “no sugar” under the Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations (Cap. 132 W).

Nutrient Description of claim Conditions
Sodium (Salt) Low Food, solid or liquid, containing not more than 0.12 g of sodium per 100 g/mL of food.
No Food, solid or liquid, containing not more than 0.005 g of sodium per 100 g/mL of food.
Sugars Low

Solid food containing not more than 5 g of sugars per 100 g of food; or

liquid food containing not more than 5 g of sugars per 100 mL of food.

No

Solid food containing not more than 0.5 g of sugars per 100 g of food; or

liquid food containing not more than 0.5 g of sugars per 100 mL of food.

Great Flexibility for the Trade

Download label file

Colour version (with pantone number)

Black-and-white version

How to participate in the Scheme

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