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Shops get traffic light food labelling

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TRAFFIC light food labelling is now being introduced locally and is already in shops.

TRAFFIC light food labelling is now being introduced locally and is already in shops.

This comes after a public consultation that took place last year.

The new system includes colour coding and information on the quantity of sugar, salt, fat and calories.

The Health Promotion Unit said the traffic light labelling system is designed to indicate high (red), medium (amber) and low (green) levels of salt, saturated fat, fat or sugars and was intended to provide the consumer with simple visual indications of the nutritional composition of a product.

However, it is voluntary to adopt the format.

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