Poll: Happy With Food Labels?

Poll: Happy With Food Labels?

Chris Phillips
Feb 23, 2007

Britain's Food Standards Agency wants to "make it easier for people to make healthier food choices." The Food Standards Agency developed sign posting nutritional labels and are now promoting the new label online, on TV, and on the sides of London's famous double decker buses.

Though the new labels have not been universally adopted by all food manufactures and retailers in the UK, they are a common sight in grocery stores and sandwich shops in London. The information the symbol conveys borders on the obvious, but just might be enough to help consumers re-consider eating a package of chips dotted with two or three red stop lights. The system is easier to decipher than the nutritional labeling the FDA requires in the US.

While the best food will always be farm-fresh and sell without any labeling at all, most of us pick up some packaged foods regularly. Tell us what you think in the poll.

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