Reading Carefully, Eating Healthy! Key Points of Food Nutrition Labeling of Prepackaged Food Products.

  • Data Source:Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Created:2023-02-21
  • Last Updated:2023-02-22
      Calories and nutrients contents labelled on the prepackaged food provide key information for consumers to make informed choice. Reading the nutrition labeling on prepackaged food products by 3 simple steps helps to choose the food meeting your dietary needs!  
     “Three simple steps to read nutrition labeling” are as follows:
1. Check servings per container. 
The nutrition labeling provides types of information based on “per 100 g/mL” or “daily percentage reference value”, and both measurements must indicate the content of calories and nutrients “per serving”.
2. Take the total calories into considerations.
Multiplying the number of calories per serving by the number of serving you are going to eat will get the result of the total calorie intake while you eat the product.
3. Choose the nutrients wisely.
Carefully selecting the nutrients displayed on the prepackaged food based on your dietary needs. The nutrition labeling contains information about the contents of calories, carbohydrate, protein, sodium, saturated fat and other nutrients that most people are concerned. 
     TFDA reminds you to read the label on prepackaged food products and learn about the nutritional information clearly. A wise choice for yourself will make you to be a smart consumer ever.