Supporting Healthy Choices

Supporting Healthy Choices
That the Parliament considers that there is a need to support consumers in making healthy choices regarding what they eat; notes that there is independent research suggesting that using a hybrid system of labelling including traffic light colours would be the most effective system for UK consumers; regrets what it considers to have been a missed opportunity for the European Parliament to introduce a mandatory front of package traffic light food-labelling system during the negotiations concerning the food information to consumers regulations; understands that this was despite the efforts of health charities such as the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK; welcomes however that the regulations allow member states to recommend the use of one or more additional forms of expression, and calls on the UK Government to follow the recommendation made by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee in its report, Behaviour Change, and introduce a traffic light system of front of pack labelling on all food packaging.