Food labelling should extend to restaurants and take-aways, experts say

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1211
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    Public health experts have told MPs that the “traffic light” scheme on food labels should be extended to restaurant menus and take-away food kiosks.

    MPs on the health select committee, as part of their inquiry into health inequalities, were told about how the colour coded labels, which detail the nutritional value of food, could be extended beyond food packaging.

    When asked by MPs in which areas substantial progress could be made in tackling health inequalities, Alan Maryon Davies, president of the Faculty of Public Health, a joint faculty of Britain’s three Royal Colleges of Physicians, mentioned labelling on packaging of foods, for …

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