- Food labelling will be made consistent across all supermarkets so that shoppers can easily spot the healthiest option.
- The new system will provide consumers with clear information on the content of the food.
- The new system will include information on guideline daily amounts (GDAs).
- It will be colour coded with a traffic light system.
- It will use the words "high" "medium" or "low" to inform people about how much fat, saturated fat, salt, sugar and calories are in food products.
- The design of the new label is yet to be decided, a Department of Health spokeswoman said.
- The new label is expected to be in use by summer next year.
More top news
A major new discovery has been made towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) - potentially paving the way for new treatments.
France will now decide on May 7 who will replace incumbent Francois Hollande as president.
Police said the child, who was without a driving licence, was trying to make his way 2,500 miles from the east coast to Perth.