Know your food & drink labels

Food labelling changes

In September 2013 food and drink labels changed. Find out what to look for.

Traffic light labelling

Traffic light label

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

Back of pack nutritional 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

Kids eating

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

Cabbage and cauliflower

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

Red and white wine

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

Mixed nuts

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.