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Comprehension and use of UK nutrition signpost labelling schemes

Malam, S, Clegg, S, Kirwan, S, McGinigal, S, Raats, MM, Shepherd, R, Barnett, J, Senior, V and Hodgkins, C (2009) Comprehension and use of UK nutrition signpost labelling schemes UNSPECIFIED. Food Standards Agency, London.

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This is the most comprehensive and robust evaluation of FOP nutrition signpost labelling published to date. It provides information on how FOP labels are used by shoppers in a retail environment; the extent to which they are accurately interpreted and the impact of the co-existence of the current range of FOP labels on comprehension. This aim of this research was to establish which FOP labelling scheme(s), or which combination of elements of schemes, best facilitate the accurate interpretation of key nutritional information by consumers such that they are enabled to make informed choices about the foods they purchase. The research addressed three key questions: (1) How well do individual signpost schemes (or elements of the schemes) enable consumers to correctly interpret levels of key nutrients?; (2) How do consumers use FOP labels in real life contexts in the retail environment and at home?; (3) How does the coexistence of a range of FOP label formats affect accurate interpretation of FOP labels?

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
Malam, S
Clegg, S
Kirwan, S
McGinigal, S
Shepherd, R
Barnett, J
Senior, V
Hodgkins, C
Date : 1 May 2009
Funders : Food Standards Agency
Uncontrolled Keywords : food labelling
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:44
Last Modified : 29 Jul 2020 11:09

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