Since 2005, SEVT as member of FoodDrinkEurope has voluntarily adopted the so-called “Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) scheme”, a labelling scheme initiative that provides you with valuable information on the nutrient content of your foods. Because of new European rules, food labels are changing and the new term “Reference Intakes” (“RI”) instead of “GDA” is being introduced; however, the commitment in providing you with this information will remain the same.
What are Reference Intakes?
- Factual and Informative: They provide you with nutrition information about your food, empowering you to make your own judgement based on your dietary needs
- Objective: RIs are science-based; they have been proposed by the European Food Safety Authority and they are now formalised under European law.
- Clear and User-friendly: RIs offer you meaningful information in a clear and simple format.
Reference Intakes (RIs), also known as GDAs, is the new term for the nutrition icon(s) that you can find on the front of pack of many of your favourite products. RIs display how many calories and how much sugar, fat, saturated fat and salt is in each portion of your preferred products and what each amount represents as a percentage of an average person’s daily dietary needs. What a person needs in terms of energy and nutrients varies depending on age, weight, height, gender and the level of physical activity. As such, the information provided by the Reference Intakes serves as a guide only and is not to be considered as individualised advice.
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