Labelling

Unless the new labels change purchasing behaviour, they will have failed

Campaign to clarify new hybrid label

By Rick Pendrous

The government is planning a public education campaign to help consumers understand the new hybrid front-of-pack (FoP) nutrition labelling scheme the Department of Health (DH) recently launched to stem rising obesity levels.

Multinationals won't adopt the system unless it is mandatory across the EU, says Willmott

Only EU regulation can ensure traffic light compliance, says MEP

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Traffic light labelling should be rolled out across Europe, according to British MEP Glenis Willmott, following the UK’s introduction of a hybrid labelling system that includes GDAs (guideline daily amounts) as well as colour coding last month.

Scientists urge inclusion of glycaemic index on food labels

Scientists urge inclusion of glycaemic index on food labels

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The quality of carbohydrates in foods as measured by their glycaemic index (GI) should be included in national dietary guidelines and on food labels, according to a group of leading nutrition scientists from ten countries.

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