Nutritional value of flour confectionery

  • E. B. Bennion
  • G. S. T. Bamford
  • A. J. Bent


The European Directive on Nutrition Labelling of Foodstuffs (EC Council Directive, 1990) sets out rules on the amount of information and the way in which it is presented on food labels. When nutritional information is provided on a food label, the information shall be given per 100 g of the food as sold and shall consist of:
  • the energy value of the food in kilojoules and kilocalories;

  • the amounts in grams of protein, total carbohydrates and fat;

  • the amount of any other nutrient for which a claim is made.


Saturated Fatty Acid Total Carbohydrate Nutritional Survey Nutritional Information Nutrition Labelling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. B. Bennion
  • G. S. T. Bamford
  • A. J. Bent
    • 1
  1. 1.Baking Technology Consultancy UnitSouth Bank UniversityLondonUK

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