Tag Archives: Labelling

Call for standardised date labels by 2020

The likes of Nestlé, Unilever and Tesco have called for date labels on packaging to be standardised worldwide by the end of the decade in a bid to dramatically cut food waste. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) – a network of 400 of the biggest consumer goods companies across 70 countries – along with Champions…
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Vets body backs meat production labelling

Method of production labelling should be extended to all meat and dairy products to improve animal welfare, a leading veterinary body has said. The British Veterinary Association said that extending the requirement for production labelling beyond eggs to all meat and dairy could offer post-Brexit UK food producers and farmers a unique selling point by…
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Minister’s viewpoint

IN THE past year, barely a week has gone by without lively debate over the potential impact that salt, fat, and in particular sugar can have on our bodies.                            As public health minister, I welcome the fact that many businesses are responding…
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Sandwiches need clearer labelling

SANDWICHES CAN contain a fairly thick slice of daily guidelines amounts of fat and salt, according to a new report by Which?   The research, which focussed on sandwiches bought through retailers, found that contents varied so widely that a sandwich bought in one shop could have three times as much fat and double the…
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Tesco carbon labels come unstuck

In 2007 Tesco launched what it called a “revolution in green consumption” which would see all its 70,000 products go through carbon footprint analysis and receive an accompanying carbon label. Five years and 500 labels on, the project has been ditched.   Reports suggested the supermarket had become frustrated by the lack of activity among…
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