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UK: Traffic light system for food labelling meets oppostion

Board agrees principles for front of pack labelling

The Food Standards Agency Board has a voluntary front of pack labelling scheme. It uses the “traffic lights” colours of red, amber and green to help make it easier for people to choose a healthier diet. Some retailers are adopting it.

Read more: FSA, 9 March 2006

 

Tesco will boycott junk food warnings

According to the Times,

Britain’s biggest supermarket is under fire for refusing to introduce the ‘traffic light’ system on its products which has been accepted by other supermarkets. Big-brand manufacturers Danone, Kellogg’s Kraft, Nestle Unilever are determined to join Tesco in rejecting the voluntary scheme.

Read more: Times Online, 10 March 2006

 

Leading food firms to add nutrition labels to products

Some of Britain’s largest food manufacturers are to place nutritional labels on the front of all their products. This move has angered consumer groups because it pre-empts the “traffic light” guidelines being drawn up by the Food Standards Agency.

Read more: The Guardian, 9 Feb 2006

Published on March 10, 2006 in International news