Diocese of Chichester

RSPCA Assured – Food labelling and What it Means

What do food labels on packaging actually mean?

From Red Tractor to Fair Trade and RSPCA Assured to Soil Association organic, with so many different food labels on meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, do you ever feel confused about what they all mean?

Reverend Gary Cregeen - Priest-in-Charge of Ashburnham and Penhurst and Rural Officer for East Sussex - wanted to find out. So, in preparation for his summer parish BBQ, he met up with Joe Bailey - a fellow Christian, and head of farming at the Horsham-based charity, RSPCA Asured - to discover the meaning behind some of the most commonly seen food labels in our supermarkets.

Find out how he got on here.

And if you are keen to learn more about food labels and what they mean, we’ve put together a handy list of website links to some of the main labels you are likely to see when doing your shop.