Advocates push ‘traffic light’ food labels

by Malcolm Curtis | swissinfo.ch |November 25, 2011

Findings that more than one in two residents in Switzerland are overweight are feeding a national debate about labelling of food.

The Zurich-based Swiss obesity foundation SAPS (Schweizerische Adipositas-Stiftung) is calling for a “traffic light” rating system of bright red, amber and green labels.

The goal is to provide clear, easy-to-read warnings to consumers about food in supermarkets that may be dangerous to overweight people suffering from health problems.

To read more, check the swissinfo.ch website.

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