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UK firms call for clear food labelling

Four health organisations in the UK including Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation, the Children's Food Campaign and Which? have called for the clear label printing on food to be done in such a way that the nutritional information is much clearer.

The organisations have insisted that front-of-pack printed labels featuring information on fat, sugar, salt and energy levels should be mandatory to provide convenience for the people to see exactly what is in the food they buy.

Diabetes UK’s Stella Valerkou said independent research shows that consumers value information about these nutrients on front of the pack.

Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration warned shoppers that they must not ignore the peelable labels featuring cooking instructions for foods, as this could pose a health risk.