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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As part of the drive to make it easy for people to make an informed choice, the Jamie Oliver deli by Shell front-ofpack labelling will be easy to understand and prominently feature traffic-light labelling on all packaging.
Traffic-light labelling assigns a red, amber or green value in relation to fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt, as well as giving information on the calories contained within a product to help consumers make informed decisions about what they eat and drink.
I'd also make it compulsory for all foods to display the traffic-light labelling system on packaging, a clear indication of how much fat, sugar and salt lies within.
The UK Government recently announced the introduction of "traffic-light labelling" to help end confusion about which are the "healthiest" and "unhealthiest" foods but experts want more action.
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.
To steer us away from unhealthy food choices there would be a tax on junk food, a limit on ads, and traffic-light labelling on packages.
The British Retail Consortium said yesterday they were disappointed by the idea of traffic-light labelling with red for the highest-calorie goods.
Big brands Country Life, Anchor and Clover all scored a red under official traffic-light labelling.
Go for products that have front-of-pack, traffic-light labelling so it's easy to see at a glance if a product is high, medium or low in salt.