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“Salt / Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products

“Salt / Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products

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

  • A set of 4 labels: “Low Salt”, “No Salt”, “Low Sugar” and “No Sugar”.
  • 3 language versions: Chinese, English, Bilingual.
  • Available in colour and black-and-white version.

Colour version

Bilingual

Colour version Bilingual

Chinese

Colour version Chinese

English

Colour version English

Black-and-white version

 Bilingual

White-and-black version Bilingual

Chinese

White-and-black version Chinese

English

White-and-black 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

  • Voluntary participation.
  • The trade may decide the size of the label(s) on their own but the label(s) should be clear and legible.
  • Labels should be printed or stuck prominently on the food packaging.

Download label file

Colour version (with pantone number)

Label file (Colour / Bilingual version) (JPEG file)

Label file (Colour / Bilingual version) (AI file)

Label file (Colour / Chinese version) (JPEG file)

Label file (Colour / Chinese version) (AI file)

Label file (Colour / English version) (JPEG file)

Label file (Colour / English version) (AI file)

Black-and-white version

Label file (Black-and-white / Bilingual version) (JPEG file)

Label file (Black-and-white / Bilingual version) (AI file)

Label file (Black-and-white / Chinese version) (JPEG file)

Label file (Black-and-white / Chinese version) (AI file)

Label file (Black-and-white / English version) (JPEG file)

Label file (Black-and-white / English version) (AI file)

How to participate in the Scheme

  • Only need to notify the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) , no prior approval from CFS is required.
  • Trade members are requested to complete the Notification Form of Implementation of “Salt / Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products and send it together with the relevant product information to the CFS.
  • The trade is recommended to notify CFS as soon as possible when or after the relevant products containing the label(s) under the Scheme are available in the market.
  • Information of the products under the Scheme will be uploaded to this website.
  • If the label(s) could not be displayed on the food packaging, trade members are welcome to display the label(s) on the publicity materials of the relevant food outside the Scheme.

Related Websites

Reduction of Dietary Sodium and Sugar
Hong Kong’s Action on Salt and Sugar Reduction Facebook
Nutrition Labelling Scheme

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