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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Soon, Traffic-lights could control your calories!

An idea to bring in traffic-light food labelling to inform consumers about the nutritional value of a particular item, is reportedly being considered by the Liberal Democrats in Britain. According to The Daily Mail, the scheme would give shoppers the opportunity to choose food that is lower in sugar, fat and salt, and would induce producers into making their goods healthier. 'What we need to see is the Food Standards Agency taking forward the idea of traffic-light labelling, which the Liberal Democrats want introduced, and making sure that the scheme is clear and consistently applied across the food products and all food companies,' health spokesman Mr Burstow was quoted by the BBC radio 4 as saying.