Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs)
GDAs making a real difference
Members of the Food and Drink Federation are convinced that nutrition labelling
based on Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) is a powerful tool to help improve the
food literacy of UK consumers.
European Institutions have adopted at the end of 2011 the new food labelling
regulation (Regulation 1169/2011) which, for the first time, recognises the use
Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) and authorises their use on a voluntary basis.
Manufacturers are committed to providing consumers with clearer food
that will help them make healthier choices, which is why GDAs are proving so
popular. The scheme provides information on the levels of calories, sugars,
saturates and salt contained in a suggested portion and, importantly, shows
proportion of the Guideline Daily Amount this is.
Last reviewed: 11 Jul 2012