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FOOD COUNTS SIMPLIFIED LABELLING SYSTEM

Proposed labelling
nutrient scale for baked beans
Heinz baked beans
Current labelling for Heinz beans

typical Values

per 100g per serving
Energy (kcal) 75  155 
Protein (g) 4.7  9.7 
Carbohydrate (g) 13.6  28.2 
Fat (g) 0.2  0.4 
Fibre (g) 3.7  7.7 
Sodium (g) 0.5 

Hi-lo's logo(some examples)

  lowest [0] highest [9]
calories not applicable peanut butter
protein carrots chicken
carbs beef flour
fat lettuce butter
fibre cheese all-bran
salt rice pork scratchings

 

Foodcounts nutrient scale

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Calories     nil 1-100 101-200 201-300 301-400 401-500 501-600 601-700 701-800 801-900
Protein g nil 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45
Carbs g nil 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90
Fat  g nil 1-100 101-200 201-300 301-400 401-500 501-600 601-700 701-800 801-900
Fibre g nil 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45
Sodium g nil 1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9
Scale per 100g of  food  [equal percentiles]

The percentiles will be weighted against the actual spreads of all food-items when plotted. In the meantime the above are examples of food-items at the extremes of the scale.