Traffic light labelling

The nutrition facts must be displayed on food labels. It should show the content of energy, fat, saturated fat, total sugars, and salt in this order. The label consists of three colors: green, orange, and red, except for the energy content as it is displayed without any color. 

  • Energy alone or Energy +4 format

  • Can be expressed per 100g/ml or per serving or per both.

  • Energy value must be expressed at least per 100g

  • Energy must be expressed in KJ and Kcal

  • Nutritional elements are color coded and HML coded

  • Energy value must be colorless

  • If TFL is per portion, then  “of an adult’s reference intake” or “Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)”

  • If TFL is per 100g/100ml  “Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)”


Green: the green color indicates that the product contains low levels of fats, saturated fats, total sugar, or salt. 

Orange: the orange color indicates that the product contains medium levels of fats, saturated fats, total sugar, or salt. 

Red:  the red color indicates that the product contains high levels of fats, saturated fats, total sugar, or salt. 

Format of TFL:

  • Location on the pack: FOP, principal field of vision

  • Horizontal vs. vertical representation


TFL Declaration:

  • Format 1-Energy (Used under certain conditions)

  • Small packs

  • Multilanguage packs

  • Multipack

  • Product with limited space due to pack shape

  • Format 2- Energy +4 (Must be used whenever possible)

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