Colour-coded food labelling urged

UK - A front-of-pack food labelling traffic light system is being recommended as the industry standard by watchdog the Food Standards Agency.

The scheme denotes by a red, amber and green coding system whether a food has high, medium or low levels of fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt.

The scheme is only voluntary and the FSA has no power to enforce it.

Last month five of the UK's biggest food firms adopted a different system focusing on guideline daily amounts.

The food watchdog's board backed the green, amber, and red labels for their simplicity after a 12-week consultation.

Source: BBC
calendar icon 9 March 2006
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