Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

Final design of consistent nutritional labelling system given green light

The Department of Health has unveiled a new scheme for the labelling of nutritional information, that will make it easier to see at glance how healthly a particular food item is.

The consistent system will combine red, amber, green colour-coding and nutritional information to show how much fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar, and calories are in food products.

Today, MARS UK, Nestlé UK, PepsiCo UK, and Premier Foods have announced that they will join all the major retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons, the Co-operative and Waitrose, in using the consistent label on their products. Manufacturer McCain Foods, which already uses front of pack, will be using the consistent label too.

This comes after detailed discussions with the UK governments working with the food industry, health NGOs and other partners to agree the proposed system and what the label would look like.

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