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EU Legislators Okay New Food Labeling Rules But Balk At “Traffic Light” Coding

March 18, 2010: 01:53 AM EST
A health and food committee of the European Parliament has approved a proposal to merge current EU food and nutrition labeling regulations into a new regulation that requires additional nutrition details. However, they rebuffed suggestions for a mandatory EU-wide color-coded labeling system comparable to the one used in the UK. A German opponent of “traffic light” labeling said color symbols lack “scientific background” and are “oversimplified” compared to label boxes containing nutrition data. Advocates of color coding, however, said the close committee vote indicates that the European Parliament should take it up again in the plenary session in May. Under the new regulation approved by the MEPs, key nutritional information – energy content, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, salt, proteins, fiber and transfats – has to be shown on the front of food packages.
"EU lawmakers reject colour-coded system for food labels ", EurActiv, March 18, 2010, © EurActiv
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