Food Outlets to Use Traffic Light System

.

Food Outlets to Use Traffic Light System

Hamburgers largely sold by McDonald’s, which were considered unhealthy till now, are now being claimed as healthier than BLT brands, says a new report.

It has been told by a team of researchers, which conducted a survey on foods sold by different companies, that those in which the traffic light system is used have healthier foods. As per the team’s say, a traffic light system is used by many companies, which decides if the food is healthy or unhealthy.

As per this system, healthy foods are labelled with green colour and unhealthy foods are labelled with the red one. Also, it clearly tells if the amount of fat, sugars and salt in the chows are low, medium or high.

Some instances were also given by the surveyors, including one of chicken salad sandwich sold by Morrisons and that by Waitrose. While the provided by Waitrose, which uses the system, contained 6g of fat, the salad available with Morrisons that does not use the same system contained 11.7 grams (0.4oz) of fat.

Considering the situation and hoping to reduce the fat and salt amount in each food item, the government has now called up for a consultation on “front of pack” nutrition labeling this week.


Latest News

Artificial sweeteners might trigger diabetes
World Alzheimer’s Report Suggests Dementia Can Be Preventable
Artificial spleen can rid the body of infections
Obese can lean down through social networking sites: Study
China Plans to Add Stimulus to Boost Economy
Stocks of Sears Drop to 52 Week Low as its CEO Offers Loan of $400 million
Link established between baldness, prostate cancer
Cervical cancer can be checked through urine test
Legalisation of medical cannabis gets Tony Abbott’s support
Risk of heart disease can be increased by working for longer hours
Australian goldfish is recovering ‘swimmingly well’ following surgery
5:2 diet again in limelight