Big brands Country Life, Anchor and Clover all scored a red under official traffic-light labelling
Issues such as the need for traffic-light labelling
, the quality of food in schools and hospitals, and the nature of food marketing, including price promotions, still need to be addressed.
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.
Not only that, butMEPsvoted not to allow traffic-light labelling
at a national level.
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.
The British Retail Consortium said yesterday they were disappointed by the idea of traffic-light labelling
with red for the highest-calorie goods.
Work around salt reduction and the introduction of traffic-light labelling
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
Readers familiar with the ongoing difficulties over the use of traffic-light labelling
will appreciate how complex EU law in this area can be.
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.