Know your food & drink labels

What does the traffic light label mean? How do I know if a product is vegetarian or gluten free? Find the answers to these questions and more on our labelling pages.

Traffic light labelling

Look out for the colour-coded label on the front of packs for essential nutritional information. Compare products at-a-glance for fat, saturates, sugars and salt, to help you make healthier choices.

Your guide to front of pack labels

Using food labels to make healthier choices

Back of pack labelling

For more detailed information, look at the nutrition table, ingredients list and allergens on the back of packs.

Back of pack nutrition information

Nutrition for Kids

Read this short guide to help you balance your child’s diet and ensure they get all the nutrients they need.

Advice on nutrition for kids

Vegetarian & vegan

It’s easy to spot whether our products are suitable for you. Look out for the Sainsbury’s vegetarian and vegan logos on packs.

All about our vegetarian & vegan logos

Drinking alcohol safely

What’s the maximum amount of alcohol you should consume in a day and how many units are in common alcoholic drinks?

Read our guide to find out more

Allergy labelling on Sainsbury’s products

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, it’s particularly important to check the label. Our ingredient lists highlight any allergens contained in a product.

Reading labels for allergens

Did you know…

  1. We were the first UK retailer to introduce front of pack traffic light labelling way back in January 2005.
  2. We will also start to label energy (in calories and kilojoules) on our beers, wines and spirits.
  3. Allergy information can be found on the back of packs in the ingredients list, highlighted in bold.
  4. We were the first retailer to announce it will follow the Department of Health’s (DoH) proposed, voluntary new guidelines on the labelling of alcohol on all own brand beers, wines and spirits.