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Traffic light labels a win for consumers' health [ 100% ]

28 January 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the food labelling review's recommendations for traffic light labelling on front of food packages and fast food menus as a victory for consumers and the health of Australians.

Nine in ten consumers give traffic light labels green light [ 65% ]

5 September 2011

Research released today by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) reveals Australian grocery buyers are overwhelmingly (87%) in favour of clearer nutrition labels on packaged food in the form of traffic light ratings.

Breakfast cereals up to one third sugar: new analysis shows. Health groups call for clear labelling [ 65% ]

17 March 2015

Australian cereal manufacturers are potentially misleading consumers by promoting healthy sounding statements on their packaging despite sugar making up more than 35% of the ingredients of some popular brands, a recent survey has revealed.

Sanitarium proves industry can ‘green light’ traffic labels [ 59% ]

5 April 2011

A proposed front of pack traffic light labelling system launched by Sanitarium today is a big step forward in terms of helping consumers’ make informed decisions about the food they purchase, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Truth in labelling [ 57% ]

The OPC is calling for a mandatory traffic light labelling scheme to enable consumers to make informed and healthier food choices.

United call for traffic lights defies industry objections [ 56% ]

28 October 2011

Australia’s leading public health, medical and consumer groups urge governments to put consumers first and green light traffic light labelling.

Fat chance of a fair game: new sports drinks proposal will mislead consumers on nutritional information, experts warn [ 56% ]

23 September 2014

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is warning that proposed changes to food regulations could allow popular sports drinks with nearly as much sugar as soft drink to carry health claims, which could mislead the public into thinking they were healthier choices than water.

New research: Killer-joules and traffic lights on fast food menus make for healthier choices [ 53% ]

10 April 2013

A coalition of leading health agencies is calling on the Victorian Government to implement kilojoule and traffic light labelling on fast food menus in light of new research showing the combination of information can lead consumers to make healthier choices.

Policy brief: Problems with the Daily Intake Guide Food Labelling Scheme [ 51% ]

11 April 2014

The food industry’s voluntary Daily Intake Guide front-of-pack labelling scheme is not effective to guide consumers to healthier food choices. Research has found that the scheme is confusing for consumers, especially consumers with low literacy and from lower socio-economic groups. The scheme is not based on current recommended energy and nutrient intakes, may be misleading, particularly when used on children’s products, may encourage people to aim to reach (rather than stay below) ‘recommended’ intake levels for unhealthy nutrients (e.g. sodium, saturated fat and sugar) and energy, and does not provide consumers with interpretive guidance about the healthiness of products.

Opinion piece to The Age: World Consumer Rights Day [ 33% ]

15 March 2008

Opinion piece to The Age

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