Tesco U-turn on nutrition labels
The UK's largest retailer has decided to introduce "traffic lights" on its own-label products, ending its opposition to the labels. The country's government will soon recommend the system it thinks the industry should use.
The unexpected announcement by Tesco that it will incorporate colour-coding, or 'traffic lights', into its front-of-pack nutritional labelling surprised industry watchers but has more importantly left UK food manufacturers isolated, writes Ben Cooper.
Tesco has announced plans to add traffic-light labels to the nutritional information it puts on products.
The final part of this month's management briefing focuses on the nutrition guidelines that form the basis of traffic-light and GDA labelling in the UK, as well as the criteria behind the labels on pack in the US.
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