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NZ: Government dragging feet over mandatory ‘traffic light’ labelling

Last year the Australian and New Zealand governments agreed to develop a simple, interpretive front-of-pack labelling system to help consumers work out whether food is healthy or not.

Former Green MP Sue Kedgley says the New Zealand government has been very secretive about this while the Australian Government has conducted an open consultation process. She is concerned the two governments won’t make a decision in December, as promised.

In the face of fierce food industry resistance, I predict they will kick for touch and come out with some vague, voluntary system that won’t help consumers choose healthy food, she says.

Read more: NZ Herald, 30 Oct 2012

Published on November 1, 2012 in Traffic light labels