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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