Traffic Light

The new guidance precedes EU Food Information Regulation requirements

Labelling guidelines sting ready meals, sandwiches

By Rod Addy

Ready meal and sandwich firms are reeling after today’s publication of government front of pack (FoP) food labelling guidelines, which champion tough criteria for salt in foods.

Food manufacturers should sign up to the hybrid nutrition labelling scheme, said public health experts

Health experts back hybrid nutrition labels

By Michelle Knott

Food manufacturers that are serious about improving public health should sign up to the hybrid nutrition labelling scheme proposed by the government and backed by retailers, say public health experts.

 'Traffic lights' are likely to receive the green light from the Department of Health

Hybrid labels will be a 'massive blow' to suppliers

By Laurence Gibbons

It is "inevitable" that the Department of Health (DoH) will recommend a single hybrid front-of-pack labelling system that combines guideline daily amounts (GDAs) and traffic light labelling, which will serve a massive blow to the industry.

Green for go?

Green for go?

The issue of front of pack labelling has been hitting the headlines ever since the FSA first announced its traffic lights scheme. But has it changed consumers' habits, or, importantly, their health? Rebecca Green reports


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