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UK industry sat fat pledge under scrutiny

In the spotlight – Industry sat fat moves fail to impress campaigners

In the spotlight – Industry sat fat moves fail to impress campaigners

The announcement this week from the UK government and industry of moves to lower saturated fat has been met with some criticism in campaign circles. The Responsibility Deal, the process through which government and manufacturers are working on issues like health and obesity, has again been called into question, while some question whether the focus should have been on sugar. Ben Cooper reports.

Focus: Consumer education seen as vital to new FOP labels

Focus: Consumer education seen as vital to new FOP labels

Now that a single form of front-of-pack nutritional labelling has been agreed and embraced by manufacturers and retailers representing almost two thirds of the UK market, attention is now turning to the critical matter of educating consumers about the new scheme. Ben Cooper reports.

Consuming issues: UK reaches tipping-point on FOP labels

Consuming issues: UK reaches tipping-point on FOP labels

The debate over what form front-of-pack nutrition labels should take in the UK has taken a significant stride to being closed, with over 60% of the market agreeing to use a new label that does include traffic lights. Not every household name will use the label but Ben Cooper argues the refuseniks will now be firmly in the campaigners' firing line.