New food labels 'a quantum leap for public health'

This is a quantum leap for public health and the result of tireless work by health campaigners and positive action by our governments.

It's now down to each and every retailer and manufacturer to step up and introduce these consistent front of pack food labels, including traffic light colours, so shoppers can make healthy food choices at a glance.

– Peter Hollins, chief executive at the British Heart Foundation

With levels of obesity and diet-related disease on the increase it's vitally important that people know what's in their food so that they can make an informed choice.

– Richard Lloyd, executive director at consumer group Which?

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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.