Food labelling consultation launched
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have launched a consultation on front-of-pack (FoP) nutrition labelling. The consultation opens discussions with our key partners over how we can achieve this through FoP nutrition labelling.
There is currently a voluntary code for nutrition labelling and around 80% of food products sold in the UK already have some form of front-of-pack-labelling. However, different retailers and manufacturers have different ways of labelling, which can be confusing for consumers. Some use labels showing Guideline Daily Amount (%GDA), some use traffic light colour coding, and some use both. Research shows that a more consistent approach, used across all products, would make it easier for consumers to compare the nutritional information provided on the food they buy.
For more information and to take part in the consultation, please visit http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/05/food-labelling-consultation-launched/