Food Packaging Symbols: What Do They Mean?

May 13, 2016
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Do you know who the ‘tidy man’ is, or what he’s doing at the bottom of your chocolate bar?

Food packaging symbols are all over our products, but we’re not always sure of what they mean or why they are there.

This handy guide tells you the meaning behind the most common packaging symbols found on UK food products. It also provides a guide to trustworthy dietary symbols such as the vegan heart and the crossed grains symbol.

Product Packaging Symbols

Product Durability
Recycle Now label sign
Mobius Loop
Recyclable Aluminium
The Tidy Man
The Green Dot
Mobius Loop Percentage
The Forest Stewardship Council
WEEE Symbol
Dispose Recycle Glass
Ecolabel

Dietary Symbols

Vegan
Vegetarian
The Crossed Grain Symbol

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