The objective of this short course is to provide an overview of food labelling, including the importance of food and nutrition labels and the associated EU regulations. The use and understanding of food and nutrition labels by consumers will also be examined.

Please note that this course is self-paced and open for enrolment at any time, the start date is the earliest date that enrolments are permitted.

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About this course

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  • Anatomy of a food label
  • Principles of EU regulation 1169/2011
  • Mandatory requirements of food and nutrition labelling
  • Calculation of nutrient requirements for traffic light system and guideline daily amounts
  • Importance of food and nutrition labels
  • Consumer use and understanding of food and nutrition labels
  • Future research and developments in food labelling


A multiple choice questionnaire will be offered to students as a tool for self-assessment of the acquired knowledge.

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