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European Parliament Rejects Traffic Light System For Warning Consumers About Food Contents

June 18, 2010: 11:26 AM EST
The European Parliament has voted to require nutrition labeling of pre-packed foods, but rejected requests for a visual support system that would warn consumers of high fat, sugar or salt content. Even national level application of the so-called traffic light system was rejected by the EP. In the UK, a traffic light system uses red, amber and green to caution consumers at a glance. Member states will now have a chance to consider whether they should accept the Parliament's position. The House, meanwhile, agreed to require producers of processed foods to list on the front of packages the levels of energy, salt, sugar, fat and saturated fat. Labels would also show guideline daily amounts (GDAs) expressed per 100g or per 100ml, rather than “per portion.”
EurActiv, "Food industry wins battle on 'traffic light' labels", European Union Information website, June 18, 2010, © EurActiv.com PLC
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