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NZ: Food labelling system likely to be so watered down it offers little to shoppers

Next month, a working group is expected to report back to the government on their preferred option for a new food labelling system – one that helps consumers identify healthy or unhealthy food at a glance.

An opinion piece in the Dominion Post by former Green MP Sue Kedgley looks at progress.

Papers she saw, using the Official Information Act, show that progress has been slow. She says that any scheme is unlikely to be effective:

“All in all, it looks as if any new scheme the Government recommends will be a far cry from a simple traffic light system on all foods, which consumers, and the expert panel that reviewed our food labels, favour.”

Read more: Dominion Post/Stuff, 20 Nov 2012

Published on November 20, 2012 in Traffic light labels