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UK: Why food ‘traffic-light’ labels did not happen

Britain came close to adopting a traffic-light system of compulsory food labelling to grade the health impact of food products – but opposition from within the food industry prevented it happening.

Some supermarkets and food manufacturers do have traffic lights on their food packets, but this is voluntary.

Traffic-light labelling tends to make foods healthier as companies tried to avoid having too many red traffic lights.

Read more: BBC News, 11 July 2012

Published on July 13, 2012 in International news,Traffic light labels