Contract value:£1 – £60,000. THE PROVISION OF FRONT OF LABEL PACK – NUTRITION PACK LABEL DESIGN.
Description of the contract
The Department of Health has identified the need for professional expertise to lead a piece of work to review the design aspects of current UK Front of Pack (FoP) nutrition labelling schemes and to generate fresh ideas on how this information could be presented whilst meeting legislative, consumer and business requirements. All four Governments across the UK have set out their approaches to tackling obesity and improving the balance of the population’s diet and the roles of key partners in delivering these shared objectives. The need for clear, consistent information to underpin informed, healthy dietary choices is a key strand in all these approaches. FoP nutrition labelling is a voluntary initiative that seeks to provide summary, easy-to-access nutrition information that enables consumers to make better-informed food choices, which in turn can reduce dietary intakes of nutrients linked to chronic disease and help consumers to control their calorie intake. Please see the specification for full details of the requirement.
How to apply
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