Navigation Links
Nutritional Labels are the order of the day!

Taking the cue from the level of nutrition awareness in people major UK food brands are displaying salt, fat, sugar and calorie content on the front of their packets//. This is to ensure good food choices and better health for the nation.

The majorFood companies in the health race are Danone, Kraft, Kellogs, Nestle and PepsiCo. They have shunned the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) proposed 'traffic light' labels in favour of their own innovative system.

The FSA had backed the green, amber and red labels which would have used colour to depict how healthy foods are at a glance. Taking this matter seriously the FSA held a consulation meeting and it is due to give its decision on what it will recommend manufacturers do regarding labelling.

The five food giants have adopted the guideline daily allowance (GDA) scheme, this system advoactes which percentage of an individual's recommended daily amount (RDA) of each of the five key nutrients are contained in a single portion.

This step by the companies has called for criticism by consumer groups such as National Consumer Council which claim numerous different labels will confuse consumers. Chief of PepsiCo for the UK and Ireland Mr Glenn said: 'What we plan to do is give people the information to make judgments about their own diets.'

He branded the FSA's traffic light system as 'wrong-headed' and 'too simplistic'.

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) today welcomed the move, saying it enables companies to develop consistent, complementary approaches to providing on-pack information'.

Therefore, there is still this battle between the companies and the administration over which system to prevail but ultimatley the decision of the FSA would prevail.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lung Cancer: Nutritional Intervention Comes To The Rescue
2. Ward Off Aging With A Low-Calorie Nutritional Diet
3. UP To Provide Nutritional Diets To All Pregnant Women
4. Nutritional Screening in Scotland Hospitals Needs Improvement
5. Nutritional Needs Differ Between the Sexes
6. Can Early Nutritional Modification Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?
7. Hospital Food Needs Improvement to Meet the Nutritional Needs of the Patient
8. HIV Treatments Improve Health, but Nutritional Issues Remain
9. Haryana Enhances Nutritional Support for Women, Children
10. Manufacturers of Infant Formula Milk Asked to Do Away With Exaggerated Nutritional Claims
11. Tamilnadu to Extend Nutritional Supplement Support for HIV Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work ... as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a survey; in ... “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the importance of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating ... for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. ... a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning ... laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to host ... items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness for ... The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor ... that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy ... and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... IRVING, Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   ... industry with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, ... industry news and information. The Newsroom is ... chain and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, ... Besides having access to a wealth of resources at ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat ... service offerings for health care partners to include IT ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at ... at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will ... operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: