How to compose the list of ingredients of food? What does it tell?
Which foods do not have a ingredients list?
All components which are used in the foodstuffs production process should be written in descending order by the amount of
the ingredients and should be entitled as "components" or "ingredients" or an appropriate heading containing these words.
Let’s make an example label and study on it. To make it fit our purpose, let the example product be composite and a bit complicated. For example: Chocolate cream biscuit.
Ingredients:: Biscuits [Wheat flour,, sugar, vegetable oil (palm), cocoa powder, glucose syrup, grape molasses, whey powder (dairy product), milk powder, ,
salt, raising agents (sodium hydrogen carbonate, ammonium hydrogen carbonate), diacetyl tartaric acid ester of mono- and diglycerides (Emulsifier), sodium meta-bisulphite
(flour treatment agent)],
Chocolate Cream 35% [sugar, vegetable oil (palm),
milk chocolate 15% [sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, , cocoa mass, soya Lecithin (emulsifier), flavoring, cocoa dry matter minimum of 30%],
corn starch, cocoa powder milk powder, whey powder (dairy product), flavoring, soya lecithin (emulsifier),salt, citric acid (acidity regulator).
The following foods shall not be required to bear a list of ingredients:
Fresh fruit and vegetables, including potatoes, which have not been peeled,
cut or similarly treated
Carbonated waters, the description of which indicates that it has been
The fermentation vinegars obtained from only one basic product with the
condition that no other ingredient is added,
Cheese, butter, fermented milk and
cream, to which no ingredient has been added other than lactic products, food
enzymes and micro-organism cultures essential to manufacture, or in the case
of cheese other than fresh cheese and processed cheese the salt needed for its
Food consisting of a single ingredient, subject to any of the
If the name of the food and the name of the component are the same,
If the name of the food clearly defines the nature of the component.