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Ingredient list, percentage labelling and food additives (video)

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Ingredient list, percentage labelling and food additives (video)

Food products contain ingredient lists than can usually be found on the back of food products. Ingredients must be listed in descending order by ingoing weight at the time of manufacture - so essentially the greatest ingredient is first and the least last. The ingredient list will also probably show a percentage of the main or 'characterising' ingredient, such as the meat in a meat pie or strawberries in strawberry yoghurt.
Target audience:
General
Published:
May 2016
Last reviewed:
December 2023
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