Front-of-pack (FOP) labelling of foods and beverages

M. Dean*, M. Spence, C. Hodgkins, M. M. Raats

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Many food and drink products now display nutritional information on the front of the food package, so called front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labels or nutrition signpost labels, which serve to provide a simple and visible summary of the products nutritional quality. This chapter reviews FOP labelling in the EU. It covers the history of FOP development, the different types of FOP labelling, the underpinnings of the different FOP schemes as well as ways of classifying FOP schemes. The impact FOP labels have on consumers and the food industry are discussed with a useful section on future trends. A list of review papers are presented for further reading.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Food and Beverage Labelling
Subtitle of host publicationInformation and Regulations
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781782420934
ISBN (Print)9781782420859
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2014


  • FOP
  • Front-of-pack
  • Nutrition labelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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