Importance of food labels for your brand: 5 important labels to always include

Updated on May 6, 2022
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One of the most important rules and regulations for food production concerns implementing food labels. Here are five essential labels that should always be mentioned on your food products.

Name of the food

For your product to not be misleading or a false representation, the food name should be mentioned clearly. On the other hand, if consumers notice false declarations or find the product misleading, this can cause issues for your business and harm it.

Ingredients list

To be completely transparent with your consumers, you need to include an ingredients list. The ingredient list should contain everything that was used in the production of your food product, including the weight of ingredients and possible allergens.

Ingredient percentage

Ingredient percentage is vital once you emphasise a certain aspect of your product. For example, if you emphasise the banana ingredient in your ready-to-drink smoothie, it should state what percentage of banana the smoothie contains.

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Best before dates

Different food products have different shell life; therefore, it is essential to always have a “use by” or “best before” dates mentioned. Aside from making sure that you have informed your consumers of the shelf life of the product, it is also a safety measure. For example, milk, once opened, cannot be consumed for the next month, or it can cause certain harmful consequences.

Country of origin and manufacturing

Country of origin and country of manufacturing should both be mentioned on your food labels. If, for example, you sourced your main ingredients from one country but manufactured the product in a different country, both should be mentioned. This shows the consumers that the brand is transparent in its sourcing and manufacturing process, and it also shows how the company is adhering to necessary rules and regulations.

Next steps

Are you interested in starting your own food product business? If you are, your next step is to make sure to contact our team at Wonnda! Aside from being able to launch your products through Wonnda, we will also put you in touch with the best manufacturers across Europe to make sure your brand only offers the best of the best!

If you already have existing food products and want to expand your portfolio, you can further elevate your business through a private label or contract manufacturing. If you have any questions, send us an email, our team is there for you!

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About the author
Alice Pegorin
Alice Pegorin is a talented writer and a world-citizen who was born and raised in Brazil. In 2019, she moved to Lisbon, Portugal to pursue a BSc in Marketing and Advertising at IADE-UE. Following her passion for business management, Alice moved to Berlin, Germany in 2022 for her Erasmus semester at UE-Germany, where she completed her studies. Alice is a curious and open-minded individual who adapts easily to any environment. She enjoys exploring new cultures and experiences, and is always eager to learn. Currently based in Berlin, Alice travels to Portugal from time to time to visit friends. Her passion for writing and business management makes her an invaluable member of our team at Wonnda, and we're thrilled to have her on board.
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