When a statement
of ingredients appears on the label, all the ingredients must be listed
and they must be listed in descending order of their relative amounts.
This is useful for giving an indication of the ingredient present
in the greatest quantity.
may be declared last by the words 'water added: irrespective of its
proportion. Not all foods are required to have their ingredients listed.
For example, when certain foods such as margarine, chocolate or bacon
are used as ingredients in other foods, the ingredients of the ingredients
will generally not be listed on the label.
In addition, some
foods, such as some alcoholic beverages and cheeses, are exempt from
listing their ingredients. The labelling requirements of foods containing
food additives are explained in the next section.
and the law
do the different forms of date-marking mean?