- 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.
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