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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New food labelling system introduced

A new front-of-pack food label, aimed at tackling obesity, is being launched today - with the backing of health groups and the major supermarkets.

The new labelling system is being introduced to tackle obesity.

The label combines traffic light colour-coding and nutritional information in the new form of "Reference Intakes" in place of GDAs (Guideline Daily Amounts) to show how much of the maximum daily intake of fat, saturated fat, salt, sugar and calories is in a 100g portion.

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