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New food labelling system

A new front-of-pack food labelling scheme is to be introduced. The voluntary system,, which will cover just over 60% of foods, will involve traffic light colour coding and nutritional information on each product.

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  1. Chris Choi

Govt: Compulsory food labelling 'would take far longer'

The Government has unveiled a new standard food labelling system, but it remains voluntary and firms that do not use it will not be named and shamed.

So why doesn't the Government make it compulsory?

Health minister Anna Soubry told me: "If we were to legislate, it would take far longer and it would get tied up".

Read: 60% of all food sold in UK will carry new labels

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