EU voted on standard food labels

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Euro MPs backed up the plans for more uniform food labelling in the European Union, rejecting, the same time, “traffic light” colour coding of foods, according to BBC.

The members of European Parliament opted for Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) and their vote could lead to new food labels in three to five years’ time. Also, the front of the pack will have to show nutritional information, such as including salt, fat and sugar content.

Mandatory allergen labelling would be extended to food that was not pre-packed, including restaurant food.

Once it is agreed, food producers will have three years to update their labels, and small firms with fewer than 100 employees will have five years to do so.