traffic-light labelling

traffic-light labelling

n
a system of food labelling in which red, amber, and green symbols are used to indicate whether the food contains high, medium, or low amounts of sugar, fat, salt, etc
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Big brands Country Life, Anchor and Clover all scored a red under official traffic-light labelling.
Christine Haigh of the charity Sustain said unlike many brands, Kellogg's does not use the traffic-light labelling system where unhealthy levels of fat, sugar and salt are marked red or amber, providing a real incentive to reduce levels.
The Food Standards Agency's traffic-light labelling scheme for pre-packed foods is voluntary and applies to pre-packed food sold in shops but not catering establishments.
But the move to omit traffic-light labelling from draft EU legislation on food information is just one of a glut of new proposals that have been described as a "slap in the face" by one critic.
It's apparently an "oversight" in the EU Food Labelling Regulations Act, the same piece of legislation in the headlines last week after it rejected the Food Standards Agency's traffic-light labelling system.
Fine, who joined the FSA from Sainsbury's in 2004, cut a controversial figure in the industry as she championed the agency's Nutrient Profiling Model and traffic-light labelling.
And there was more bad news from a separate research paper on the effectiveness of the traffic-light labelling system developed by the FSA.
The Food Standards Agency, which she has chaired since 2005, Dame Deirdre has regulated with a fearsome zeal--spearheading the launch of a number of openly hostile industry regulations on everything from nutrient profiling to saturated fats and traffic-light labelling.
Hutton was a driving force behind the controversial Nutrient Profiling Model and traffic-light labelling scheme and developed a reputation in the food industry for putting science before practicality in policymaking.
Almost three quarters of consumers are misinterpreting the messages of the FSA's controversial traffic-light labelling system.