The UFC-Que Choisir is pressing for a colour-coded front-of-pack labeling system to help consumers make healthy diet choices.

The organization said a study had showed how effective the system was.

The colour-coding employs dots of different sizes in shades of green, yellow, orange, pink and red, covering saturated fat, sugar, salt and calories. The size of the dots indicate how healthy consumption of the product is. For example, a red dot means that the product should be consumed rarely, while a green one means it should be had regularly.

A study by the organization showed that the system could be used in 300 food items.

UFC-Que Choisir is asking the French government to adopt this system in its proposed Public Health Act.
Alain BAZOT, President of UFC-Que Choisir said “This World Consumer Rights Day, we are supporting the call for a Global Convention to Protect and Promote Healthy Diets.”

Source: http://www.consumersinternational.org


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