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Australian breakthrough on food labelling
There has been a breakthrough agreement between public health groups and the food industry in Australia on food labelling. They support a voluntary star-rating front-of-pack nutrition labelling system.
UK to get hybrid front of pack food labels – including traffic lights
The UK government is now backing a hybrid food labelling system that combines traffic lights, guideline daily amounts – which research has shown many consumers find baffling – and the words high, medium or low to describe certain ingredients.
Parents Voice now on the web
Parents Voice is a website for New Zealand parents, grandparents and guardians. It’s a place to have a say about creating a healthier food and physical activity environment for New Zealand children. Other interested people are welcome to join too. They also have a busy Facebook page.
Children’s food advertising code
The Advertising Standards Authority released a new advertising code for children’s food in May 2010. FOE doubts it will make a difference to the deluge of junk food advertising children see.
Introducing a traffic light food labelling system
A simple traffic light food labelling system would make it easy for busy shoppers to distinguish more healthy from less healthy food. Food companies are resisting such a move. They don’t want “red for danger” labels on any of their products.
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