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South Korea: Children’s snacks colour-coded?

South Korean children could soon find their favourite snacks come with red, yellow or green labels.

The South Korea Food and Drug Administration has decided to grade  children’s snack food according to their nutritional value.  Snacks exceeding 9 grams of total fat, 4 grams of saturated fat and 17 grams of sugar per serving portion will be graded red, meaning “bad.”

This labelling system is a recommendation and is not mandatory.

Read more: Korea Times, 14 May 2010

Published on May 15, 2010 in International news