Photo: European Union Directive 2009/34/EC

The E symbol certifies a product for consumer protection purposes. It ensures that a package is filled as specified in the EU Prepackaging Directive. Photo: European Union Directive 2009/34/EC

Did you know that? What packaging symbols really mean

Part 7: Deviations permitted – stated quantities in prepackaging

EU Prepackaging Directive

If a product is preserved in a liquid, the label must provide details of the overall weight, drained net weight and brim measure. Photo: gollys.de

If a product is preserved in a liquid, the label must provide details of the overall weight, drained net weight and brim measure. Photo: gollys.de

Stated quantity and drained net weight

Quantity labelling

Example of quantity labelling. Photo: Nestlé

Example of quantity labelling. Photo: Nestlé

Roman or Cyrillic script?

If, next to the “e”, , there is also the letter “г”, this indicates that the food was produced in a country using Cyrillic script. Photo: Crown

If, next to the “e”, , there is also the letter “г”, this indicates that the food was produced in a country using Cyrillic script. Photo: Crown

Good reasons for staying below the specified quantities

If the packaging is much bigger than the content, then there are often good reasons. Photo: File: #209650036 | author: sorapolujjin / fotolia.com

If the packaging is much bigger than the content, then there are often good reasons. Photo: File: #209650036 | author: sorapolujjin / fotolia.com

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