Consultation: Front of pack nutrition labelling in the UK

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Have your say on the 'traffic light' front of pack nutrition labels scheme

The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking views on the 'traffic light' front of pack nutrition labels scheme, to make sure that it continues to help people choose what food and drink to buy.

Front of pack nutrition labels are a crucial intervention to support healthy choices and reduce obesity rates by communicating complex nutritional information to shoppers in a way that’s easy to understand. This can reduce dietary intakes of calories and nutrients, such as salt, saturated fat and sugar which, if overconsumed, have been linked to chronic disease.

This consultation asks for your views and evidence on:

  • the UK government's and devolved administrations' recommended front of pack nutrition labels scheme
  • the 'multiple traffic light label'
  • new international examples, specifically the 'nutri-score' label and 'Chile's health warning label' which have gained prominence in recent years
  • whether front of pack nutrition labels should reflect the latest dietary advice on sugar and fibre

Download the Building on the success of front of pack nutrition labelling in the UK: consultation document (PDF, 730K)

You can respond online to this consultation.

The consultation closes on 21 October 2020.


First published 4 August 2020