Food manufacturers propose new labelling system

Food manufacturers propose new labelling system

A group of the world’s biggest food manufacturers have teamed up to revamp the current nutrition labels on produce sold across Europe.

Food labelling requirements are constantly changing across the world. It is important to keep up to date with the newest regulations. Smylies can create bespoke labelling to ensure that your produce complies with any country’s legislation.

Proposals for new labelling

Worldwide conglomerates such as Coca Cola, Mars, Nestle and Unilever want to point consumers towards smaller portions rather than sticking with the traditional traffic light scheme currently in place across the European Union.
The traffic light system was enforced in 2014 by the Department of Health. The labels displayed on the front of the packaging aim to colour code calories, fat, sugar and salt content either red, amber or green depending their nutritional value. The group of suppliers want to create a labelling scheme, alongside the current one, to highlight the benefits of smaller portions, rather than simply rating the content.

The taskforce intend to promote labelling with straightforward, accessible information that is recognisable anywhere within the EU. However, many companies have been sceptical of new label proposal. Which? have made public statements expressing their concern. They suggested that companies should stick to the current simple system rather than confusing consumers with more facts and figures.

Smylies food labelling services

Smylies’ professional services ensure goods to stay up to date with the current labelling regulations across the world.
Our bespoke labels ensure that the produce clearly declares ingredients that are prohibited in the country of destination such as meat, E-numbers and alcohol. We also provide professional translations for the ingredients in a wide range of languages including Arabic, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish.

Contact Smylies for more information

To find out more about our labelling or worldwide food export services, get in touch with the Smylies team today. Contact us online, or call us to speak to an expert directly on +44 (0) 151 653 3335.

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