Food labelling changes
In September 2013 food and drink labels changed. Find out what to look for.
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.
Back of pack labelling
For more detailed information, look at the nutrition table, ingredients list and allergens on the back of packs.
Nutrition for Kids
Read this short guide to help you balance your child’s diet and ensure they get all the nutrients they need.
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.
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?
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.
Did you know…
- We were the first UK retailer to introduce front of pack traffic light labelling way back in January 2005.
- We will also start to label energy (in calories and kilojoules) on our beers, wines and spirits.
- Allergy information can be found on the back of packs in the ingredients list, highlighted in bold.
- 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.