Farmers attack 'traffic light' food label system

Farmers, dairy companies and meat manufacturers have hit out at a Government-backed traffic light food labelling system, saying it will demonise their products, reports the Daily Mail.

Milk will be seen as junk food under the new system, farmers have said Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive

Trade bodies fear that products such as cheese, full-fat milk, sausages and bacon will be seen as ‘junk foods’ under the new system, and sales will fall as a result.

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New food labelling system

Food labelling is to be made clearer and consistent across all supermarkets under a new voluntary system so shoppers can easily spot the healthiest option.