Fresh foods, meat products and bottled waters (including sparkling and flavoured water) are not covered by this labelling system. In addition, food additives (such as Natamycin), yeasts, enzymes, spices and sweeteners that are not added to foods are also not included in this labelling system. Infusions, tea, jellies, and chewing gums are also not covered.
Other foods have been excluded from this system because the size of their packaging means that adding this information to the label is impossible, or because they are prepared and served directly for consumption.
The system has been applied with some modifications for some foods, such as cheeses, beverages and fats.