food label
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

New food labelling system for UK agreed

A consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling will be introduced in the UK next year, the government says.

A combination of guideline daily amounts, colour coding and "high, medium or low" wording will be used to show how much fat, salt and sugar and how many calories are in each product.

The scheme will be voluntary, but ministers are confident they have the food industry on board.

Sophie Hutchinson reports.

  • 24 Oct 2012
Go to next video: Food label consultation to begin