All sugars and sugars-containing ingredients used to make food appear in the list of ingredients labelled either as ‘sugar’ (that covers all types of sucrose) or under their specific names such as fructose or glucose. Reference to glucose syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, invert sugar, lactose, agave syrup, honey or concentrated fruit juice also indicates that the food contains sugars from different sources.

Food manufacturers use different types of sugars as some are better suited than others to make certain products.

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, sugars are also included in the nutritional declaration on the back-of-pack of products. They are quoted as ‘Carbohydrates – of which sugars’ and are represented as g/100g (or 100ml) of product.