Current legislation requires that nutrition information is provided on pack per 100g or 100ml. FoodDrinkEurope, formerly CIAA, supports the provision of nutrition information in this way as it helps consumers to compare the energy and nutritional content of different kinds of foodstuffs.
However, most foods are not consumed in 100g/ml quantities. Additional information is needed to help consumers understand the nutritional value of the amount of food/drink they actually consume. Therefore, FoodDrinkEurope, formerly CIAA, supports the provision of nutrition information per portion in addition to the information provided per 100g/ml3.
This brochure outlines how portions, in the context of portion-based nutrition information, should be determined for foods and non-alcoholic drinks, based on three portion categories:
- Category 1: Single portion packs;
- Category 2: Multi portion packs (recognisable portion units); and
- Category 3: Multi portion packs (other)