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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.

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Health minister: 'New food labelling system to tackle obesity'

The UK already has the largest number of products with front of pack labels in Europe but research has shown that consumers get confused by the wide variety of labels used.

By having a consistent system we will all be able to see at a glance what is in our food.

This will help us all choose healthier options and control our calorie intake.

Obesity and poor diet cost the NHS billions of pounds every year.

Making small changes to our diet can have a big impact on our health and could stop us getting serious illnesses, such as heart disease, later in life.

– Health Minister Anna Soubry

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