Everyday food are produced whose packaging and labels contain symbols that explain some characteristics. But are we really in able to understand the informations? Certainly the answer is positive for the symbols most known, while it’s negative for those less known. Here we provide an explanation of these symbols so everyone can be read correctly the informations on the labels. Such symbols are divided in three categories: general, certifications and environmental.
When you find a hourglass keep in mind that represent the real expiry date of product that you bought. It’s a new symbol that we will find more and more frequently, over that date don’t consume that food.
- Estimated symbol
The “e” means quantité estimée and certify that the measurement of weight and volume of product happened according to the standards established by European Union. Basically indicates that the real weight of product may vary of minimum amount but still remaining within the limits set by law.
Was born to improve logistics and to optimize the process of recessed, but may seems that to the consumer says nothing. What must be know is: in some formats the first three digits indicate the country of production of product, the next four indicate the address of producer or supplier, the five below indicate the type of product, while the last number has a function of verification.