Front-of-Pack labeling

April 2009
Oregon Wheat;Apr2009, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p17
The article offers information on Smart Choices program (SCP) which is intended to help consumers stay within their daily caloric requirements. It notes that the said program was developed by leading food companies, public health and other nutritional organizations. It is also intended to bring the consciousness of consumers to food labels through a symbol that identifies choices within specific product category.


Related Articles

  • food labels: what do they mean? Thompson, Sue // Australian Parents;Apr/May2003, p58 

    Focuses on the changes on to labelling on food packages in Australia, as of June 2003. Explanation on the nutrition information panel; Nutrients that may be listed; Information on the ingredient list.

  • What's behind the label? Morrow, Sagan // Alive;Jan2013, Issue 363, p67 

    The article focuses on food labels and how they can guide individuals in making informed food choices. It notes that critically examining the food label is the simplest way of determining the nutritional value of a specific food. It explains several factors to consider in reading the Nutritional...

  • Do you check the label? Berryman, Paul // Food Manufacture;Apr2009, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p17 

    The article presents the author's view on food labelling. He notes that consumers must know what is in their food to ensure a balanced diet, avoid certain additives and ingredients, identify health benefits and check where the food was produced. He suggests that manufacturers should have a clean...

  • Commission to consult stakeholders on nutritional labelling.  // Food Engineering & Ingredients;Apr2005, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p52 

    The article reports that the European Commission is planning to consult all stakeholders on the issue of nutritional labeling on packaged foods. The aim of the consultation is to gather the stakeholders' views on how nutrition labeling rules could be improved to help consumers better understand...

  • Food labeling: health-focused campaigning continues.  // MarketWatch: Food;October 2003, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p6 

    Cites key findings from a report in 2003 calling for further European Union regulations on labeling and advertising in the food industry. Key role of regulating labeling and marketing in changing consumers' attitudes; Knowledge by campaigners that until the vast majority of people have taken on...

  • Obesity prevention and personal responsibility: the case of front-of-pack food labelling in Australia. Magnusson, Roger S. // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p662 

    Background: In Australia, the food industry and public health groups are locked in serious struggle for regulatory influence over the terms of front-of-pack food labelling. Clear, unambiguous labelling of the nutritional content of pre-packaged foods and of standardized food items sold in chain...

  • In no uncertain terms. Murphy, Claire // Marketing (00253650);5/24/2006, p17 

    This article focuses on the impact of the European Union (EU)'s food laws on food marketers. Under incessant pressure from the government and consumers to produce healthier foods to aid the battle against obesity, many marketers have already overhauled products by cutting salt and sugar levels...

  • View the label before you view the movie: A field experiment into the impact of Portion size and Guideline Daily Amounts labelling on soft drinks in cinemas. Vermeer, Willemijn M.; Steenhuis, Ingrid H. M.; Leeuwis, Franca H.; Bos, Arjan E. R.; de Boer, Michiel; Seidell, Jacob C. // BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 4, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 4, p438 

    Background: Large soft drink sizes increase consumption, and thereby contribute to obesity. Portion size labelling may help consumers to select more appropriate food portions. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of portion size and caloric Guidelines for Daily Amounts (GDA) labelling on...

  • Some food labels still may be erroneous. The Associated Press // Marketing News;9/24/2001, Vol. 35 Issue 20, p52 

    The article reports on results of tests conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and obtained by the "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" newspaper showing several items with inaccurate food labels. It claims that three out of four diet products tested by the department...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics