Italy: consumers' understanding of food labels 2017

This statistic illustrates the results of a survey on consumers' ability to understand the information contained in food labels in Italy in 2017. Nutrition labels on the back or side of the packaging include information on the ingredients, energy in kilojoules (kJ) and kilocalories (kcal), fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt. As of 2017, only seven percent of consumers stated they could always understand the information on food labels.

In your opinion, how often is the information on food labels understandable?

Share of respondents
I don't know2%
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Release date

May 2017



Survey time period

June 29 to July 14, 2017

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

CATI, online interview

Supplementary notes

The original survey question was phrased by the source as follows: "Secondo lei le etichette alimentari sono comprensibili, cioe' si capisce bene che cosa contiene il prodotto".

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